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"When the roots are deep
there is no reason to fear the wind."
"Be at war with your vices,
at peace with your neighbors,
and let every new year find you a better man."
"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man."
“When the stories of our life no longer bind us, we discover within them something greater. We discover that within the very limitations of form, of our maleness and femaleness, of our parenthood and our childhood, of gravity on the earth and the changing of the seasons, is the freedom and harmony we have sought for so long. Our individual life is an expression of the whole mystery, and in it we can rest in the center of the movement, the center of all worlds.”
― Jack Kornfield
I wonder at the starry pattern in the sky....
Are they little pieces of moon which want to fly..?”
~ Munia Khan
"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
― Max Planck
When I let go, I don't run away.
when I run away, I don't let go.
"Wherever you are - be all there."
Quiet the ego.
Soften the heart.
Open the mind.
- Alex Elle
"Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
~ Roald Dahl
"I have noticed that people are dealing too much with the negative, with what is wrong. ...
Why not try the other way, to look into the patient and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?"
– Thich Nhat Hanh
"Be an artist of consciousness. Your picture of reality is your most important creation. Make it powerfully profoundly beautiful."
"When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice."
You are a person responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in.
Peace over Profit.
"There are always problems to face, but it makes a difference if our minds are calm. On the surface we may get upset, but it makes a difference if we are able to stay calm in the depths of our minds."
Nature is my religion
And the Earth is my church.
One must still have chaos within to give birth to a dancing star.
"Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it."
"Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic"
~Frank Herbert, Dune
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.. I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man"
-- Mahatma Gandhi
"The problem is not to find the answer, it’s to face the answer"
- Terence McKenna
Feelings are facts.
Trust is a milestone.
And Compassion is a strategy.
"Something amazing happens when we surrender and just love. We melt into another world, a realm of power already within us. The world changes when we change. the world softens when we soften. The world loves us when we choose to love the world."
― Marianne Williamson
"The secret to living well and longer is:
laugh triple and
love without measure."
- Tibetan proverb
"When you hit a wrong note, it's the next note that you play that determines if it's good or bad."
- Miles Davis
"Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness and life to everything."
"Sometimes we hear things, people didn't say. Sometimes we say things people aren't ready to hear."
"Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold."
"Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity."
"Moon dust in your lungs,
stars in your eyes.
You are a child of the cosmos,
and ruler of the skies."
The obstacle is the path.
- Zen saying
"The mind believes that certain things make us happy, but our soul knows the difference between what is right and wrong. So when you're getting lost in bad thoughts, give your mind a rest and listen to your soul. "
Love All Serve All. Help Ever Hurt Never - Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter."
~ Rachel Carson, Author of Silent Spring
"We suffer from the delusion that the entire Universe is held in order by the categories of human thought, fearing that if we do not hold onto them with the utmost tenacity, everything will vanish into chaos."
philosopher Alan Watts
"Many mystics have simply danced after their ultimate experience; they could not do anything else. They were saying something through their whole being and body; altogether, body, mind, soul,
everything involved in it. They were dancing; those dances were not ordinary dances. In fact, all dancing was born because of these mystics; it was a way to relate the ecstasy, the happiness, the bliss."
"On no subject are our ideas more warped and pitiable than on death. ... Let children walk with nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life, and that the grave has no victory, for it never fights."
- John Muir
”When we come close to those things that break us down, we touch those things that also break us open. And in that breaking open, we uncover our true nature.”
"The wound is the place where the Light enters you."
"I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing Light of your own being."
“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”
― William Blake
"When you are calm and stable, careful of attention,
the celestial design is always clear,
open awareness is unobscured;
Then you have autonomy in action
and can deal with whatever arises."
~ The Book Of Balance And Harmony
For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance.
Your perception of me is a reflection of you,
my reaction to you is an awareness of me.
"If you understand or if you don't
If you believe or if you doubt
There's a universal justice
And the eyes of truth
Are always watching you"
"The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for."
- Bob Marley
"There is a secret to being a supporter of Bernie Sanders. It is something that totally escapes the thinking of most Democrats and Republicans. It is the mental understanding that Sanders is fighting a war that most people are not. It is the war between corporations and the people. Unless you are fighting this war as well, you cannot possibly understand how important it is to vote for Bernie over Hillary. This is not about Hillary or Bernie, it is about fighting your real enemies, the multi-national corporations who are trying to control this nation and the world. You ignore this war at your own peril."
- Randolph Greer
"Either move or be moved."
"Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him."
"Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter."
- African proverb
"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom."
"In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play."
"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance."
~ Allan Watts
"I'm not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance."
"Be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet them on your way down."
"A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down."
Arnold H. Glasow
“The whispers are both subtle and sharp reminders of what is still inside of you scratching to come out and play”
~ Erik Wahl
"Drop your story,
Gain your glory."
"The biggest challenge we face is shifting human consciousness, not saving the planet, because the planet doesn’t need saving; we do."
~ Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez
"Better to be slapped with the truth,
Than kissed with a lie."
"There is the world that we create, and there is the world that has created us. These two worlds must come together. That is the goal of the journey."
You are what you Love,
Not what loves you.
�When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily.�
To Find a Great Mentor,
Become the Ideal Apprentice.
A beautiful servant.
A dangerous master."
"All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers."
Orison Swett Marden
�Being busy is a form of laziness � lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.�
"Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem."
Start where you are.
Use what you have.
Do what you can.
"Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder."
"Don't get lost in the entire process of manifestation, just begin by seeding your heart's desire...
All seeds hold the holographic power of their completion."
I am not this hair, I am not this skin,
I am The Soul that lives within. "
"It�s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it�s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!"
"Patience is the companion of wisdom."
- Saint Augustine
�Don�t search for opportunity off in the distance,
but recognize it and embrace it, right where you are.�
Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness.
When you are born in a world you don't fit in; it's because you were born to help create a new one.
~ The Stars Words
"Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such."
"I praise loudly.
I blame softly."
- Catherine the Great
"A dream is like a deer at the edge of the forest: If it�s welcomed, it will come out. If you feed it, it will develop a relationship with you. But if you don�t care about it, it will disappear."
- Marion Woodman
"God is consciousness.
There is essentially nothing in the universe but mind or consciousness."
~ Paramahansa Yogananda
"Intelligence highly awakened is intuition, which is the only true guide in life."
"If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner."
"Accept what is.
Let go of what was, and
have faith in what will be."
Creativity is intelligence having fun.
"To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance."
or grow home.
"The moment an inspiring thought enters your heart, appreciate it as a dear guest visiting you that day."
"The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible."
"The only people you should try to get even with, are the ones who help you."
The only way to finish,
is to start.
"Change is the end result of all true learning."
"We can change the world, definitely. The problem is that we don't smile when chaos occurs to us. When chaos occurs, even within that chaos, we can smile which cures confusion and resentment. Do you understand?"
If It Is To Be,
It Is Up To Me.
"Gracefulness has been defined to be the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul."
- William Hazlitt
"A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart."
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims"
- Buckminster Fuller
"Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light."
"Prosperity tries the fortunate,
adversity the great."
"The heart never speaks,
but you must listen to it to know."
"No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt."
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It�s not."
-Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
"Evil is relatively rare.
Ignorance is epidemic."
"You change your life by changing your heart."
"In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you."
- Buddhist Saying
"The gift we receive on the underworld journey becomes the gift we offer, in return, to life. The offering of that gift is our contribution to the ongoing evolution of the human species, whose collective awakening is essential for the continued inhabitation, by all species, of Earth."
~ Bill Plotkin
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend."
"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane
by those who could not hear the music."
�May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.�
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
"The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything... or nothing."
"Smile at fear."
~ Ch�gyam Trungpa
"Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see."
Life is a song.
Love is a Dance.
"No job is too small to do beautifully."
The Way It Is
There�s a thread you follow. It goes among
things that change. But it doesn�t change.
People wonder about what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread.
But it is hard for others to see.
While you hold it you can�t get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurt
or die; and you suffer and get old.
Nothing you do can stop time�s unfolding.
You don�t ever let go of the thread.
~ William Stafford ~
"From the abundance of a man's heart, so he speaks"
"How beautiful it is to excel, and the goodness of giving from your heart."
Be The Seed.
Plant what you Believe.
"May time be still,
and your fingers nimble."
"In separateness lies the world's great misery;
in compassion lies the world's true strength."
It's better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play, than in a year of conversation"
The best way out is always through.
�You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.�
In truth everything and everyone
Is a shadow of the Beloved,
And our seeking is His seeking
And our words are His words...
We search for Him here and there,
... while looking right at Him.
Sitting by His side, we ask:
'O Beloved, where is the Beloved?
"Well, the most terrible fear that anybody should have is not war, is not a disease, not cancer or heart problems or food poisoning - it's a man or a woman without a sense of humor."
~ Jonathan Winters
"I am the light at the end of my tunnel vision."
�If uncertainty is unacceptable to you, it turns into fear. If it is perfectly acceptable, it turns into
increased aliveness, alertness, and creativity.�
�Don't cry because it's over,
smile because it happened.�
- Dr. Seuss
"Successful mothers are not the ones who have never struggled. They are the ones who never give up, despite the struggles. "
"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples."
~ Mother Teresa
"The journey is most enriched by the traveler who brings the visions of the night, into the light of day."
"The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells Wakan-Tanka , and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. This is the real peace, and the others are but reflections of this. The second peace is that which is made between two individuals, and the third is that which is made between two nations. But above all you should understand that there can never be peace between nations until there is known that true peace, which, as I have often said, is within the souls of men."
- Black Elk
When I cannot bear outer pressures any more, I begin to put order in my belongings� As if unable to organize and control my life, I seek to exert this on the world of objects.
Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.
~Pearl S. Buck (To My Daughters, With Love)
It Easier to Fool
Than be Fooled.
"Work in the invisible world at least as hard as you do in the visible."
There are two types of people in this world, Those that let it happen and Those that make it happen, which one are you?
It takes both the rain and the sun to bloom.
Don't be afraid of growing slowly.
Be afraid of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb
Nothing is under control.
�Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.�
"Take responsibility for what you find and a great inner realignment will be the reward."
~ Stephanie Azaria
It is often more rewarding to be lucky than to be smart
"A truth that's told with bad intent
beats all the lies you can invent."
Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar
� Bradley Millar
The things you own end up owning you.
"Wisdom outweighs any wealth."
Our problems do not define us,
our solutions do.
"May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart."
"May you experience each day as a gift woven around the heart of wonder."
~ John O'Donohue
'The imagination is not a State:
it is the Human existence itself'
- William Blake
"Drink your tea slowly and reverently,
as if it is the axis on which the earth revolves;
Slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future;
Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life."
~ Thich Nhat Hahn
All trees are family trees.
The distance between your dreams and reality is called action.
"make new friends but keep the old,
one is silver and the other is gold."
�There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.�
~ Ana�s Nin
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
William Butler Yeats
"Right NOW the only way to the Truth is through your Feelings. Don't allow your Mind or other people to talk you out of your Feelings - no matter how logical and tidy it may all sound."
- Catalyist Yogi
To Dream of the Person you would like to be, is a waste to the Person that you are. ~unknown
"Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling."
Margaret Lee Runbeck
"Forces of light on earth shall overcome the forces of darkness. Complete spiritual enlightenment on earth will occur."
"Patience is not the ability to wait,
but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting."
"The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are."
- John Pierpont Morgan
"You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."
- Kahlil Gibran
life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it.
Smart is when you believe half of what you hear.
Brilliant is when you know which half.
�Some people feel the rain.
Others just get wet.�
� Roger Miller.
"When your fear touches someone�s pain, it becomes pity; when your love touches someone�s pain, it becomes compassion."
The sweetest nectar
"Don't be afraid to fail.
Be afraid not to try."
"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion."
- Albert Camus
"Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box"
- Italian Proverb
"Do not judge appearances. A rich heart may lie under a poor coat."
�Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.�
�I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.�
�You are not a pawn in the chessgame of life; you are the mover of the pieces.�
"All things change when we do."
"Open your mind before you open your Mouth. Don't mix Bad Words with a Bad Mood. Just be Calm and Deal with your Emotions. You'll have many Opportunities to Change your Mood, but you'll have an extremely tough time recovering the words You have Spoken."
- Author Unknown
"If you are really thankful,
what do you do?
- W. Clement Stone
"In the perspective of infinity,
our differences are infinitesimal."
Never a failure.
Always a lesson
"Be still! Life is not easy, life is not difficult. You are anxious because your path leads away from mother and home. But every step, and every day, lead you back again to the mother. Home is neither here nor there. Home is within you, or home is nowhere at all."
"If you can fully experience each of your cycles, integrating their teachings and tasks, you will change. It's when you stop moving through life that you get caught out of place."
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"Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God."
"a good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything."
"Our most valuable possessions are those which can be shared without lessening -- those which, when shared, multiply."
"Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness."
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"They must find it difficult, those who have taken authority as truth, rather than truth as authority."
― Gerald Massey
�Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.�
"Pain shared is pain lessened; joy shared is joy increased."
�To achieve the mood of a warrior is not a simple matter. It is a revolution. To regard the lion and the water rats and our fellow men as equals is a magnificent act of a warrior's spirit. It takes power to do that.�
- Carlos Castaneda
�Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you recognize a mistake when you make it again.�
F. P. Jones
"if I become angry with myself, I'm feeding an anger samskara, which makes it easier for me to be angry at others. If I'm quick to judge others, I'll be quick to judge myself. When I neglect my own needs, it makes it harder for me to see the needs of others. If I'm able to forgive myself, I'll be able to forgive others more easily. So in a sneaky kind of way, self-care and putting others first are really the same practice underneath the surface."
~ Jay Adkisson
"There are no nations! There is only humanity. And if we don't come to understand that right soon, there will be no nations, because there will be no humanity."
~ Isaac Asimov
"Remember that the universe is a mirror, and if we wake up and start acting on behalf of the Light, we awaken the Light on our behalf as well."
" Beautiful thoughts make beautiful lives, for every word and deed lies in the thought that prompted it, as the flower lies in the seed."
"Even when we are physically in this world, we can reside in the spiritual world as well - and indeed it is our mission to do so.�
"Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle."
- James Russell Lowell
Missing somebody? Call.
Wanna meet up? Invite.
Wanna be understood? Explain.
Have questions? Ask.
Don�t like something? Say it.
Like something? State it.
Want something? Ask for it.
Love someone? Tell them.
"An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching."
- Mahatma Gandhi
"Loving someone who doesn't love you back is like hugging a cactus...
The tighter you hold on, the more it hurts."
"Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene."
A. C. Benson
"Don't base your decisions on the advice of people who don't have to deal with the results."
"Cultivate peace and happiness in yourself, and you will nourish peace and happiness in those you love."
~Thich Nhat Hanh
"if you are giong through hell,
"The path is long, yet it is on the path that we learn that the teachings are everywhere, in everything and at all times."
"What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving."
- Adrian Rogers
"Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe."
"You must choose between your attachments and happiness."
�We work on ourselves in order to help others, but also we help others in order to work on ourselves.�
"Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness."
- Edward Stanley
"Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free: stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate."
~ Chuang Tzu
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."
~ John Muir
"Never cut what you can untie."
- Joseph Joubert
�There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.�
�The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.�
~ Paulo Coelho~, The Alchemist
"Spiritual teachings have taught us for thousands of years that the state of oneness is accompanied by love and a deep sense of peace, and so when we think and act from love, we align with the oneness of the universe."
- Harry Massey and David Hamilton
�The only way to ease our pain is to experience it fully. Learn to stay with uneasiness, learn to stay with the tightening, so that the habitual chain reaction doesn�t continue to rule your life.�
"It's not having what you want,
it's wanting what you got".
"Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone. It has to be made, like bread; re-made all the time, made new."
Reduce Reuse Recycle
�A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.�
� Bruce Lee
�There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.�
― Jos� N. Harris, MI VIDA
"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward."
- Vernon Law
"You will remain the same... until the pain of remaining the same, becomes greater than the pain of change."
~ Rob Whalley
"The only way to fail at something is to fail to learn from the experience."
- Mary Jane Nirenberg
"Life is short. Kiss slowly. Laugh insanely. love truly and forgive quickly."
Not what we have but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance.
"There are scores of people waiting for someone just like you to come along; people who will appreciate your compassion, people who will live a happier day merely because you took the time to share what you have to give."
"Remember it is not only you who are seeking truth -- Truth is also seeking you."
How desperately difficult it is to be honest with oneself. It is much easier to be honest with other people.
Edward Frederic Benson
"Wherever you go,
go with all your heart."
"Nothing has to change in the world for us to transform our own life experience."
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
"Whoever acts with respect
will get respect."
"We must enhance the light,
not fight the darkness."
"No one stands as tall as when they stoop to help another."
"With our first breath, we are infused with the single greatest force in the universe--the power to translate the possibilities of our minds into the reality of our world. We're limited only by the way we think of ourselves."
"Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong."
- Peter T. Mcintyre
�Here is how we grow:
Hold to your loving center no matter what the world throws you.�
"What flows away from you flows back, magnified. Become a joyful giver."
"The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled."
"The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost."
~G. K. Chesterton
"When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be."
"Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation. Use it!"
~ Ram Dass
Breakdowns Precede Breakthroughs.
"If one person dreams alone...
It is only a dream.
When many people dream together...
It is the beginning of a new reality."
-- Friedensreich Hundertwasser
"Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind."
"Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting."
"Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul."
- Rebecca West
"Everything works out in the end. If it's not worked out, it's not the end."
"Patience is bitter,
but its fruit is sweet."
"All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible."
- Robert Schumann
"Earth turns to gold
in the hands of the wise."
We do not own the Earth,
the Earth owns us.
"give up attachment to the results of what you do. you must not worry whether the desired result follows from your action or not, so long as your motive is pure. things will come right in the end if you take care of the means and leave the rest to the universe."
~ Mahatma Ghandi
As knowledge increases,
"We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit."
"Don't worry when you are not recognized,
but strive to be worthy of recognition.�
"To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with." - Mark Twain
"Lend yourself to others,
but give yourself to yourself."
Michel de Montaigne
Travel spins us round in two ways at once: It shows us the sights and values and issues that we might ordinarily ignore; but it also, and more deeply, shows us all the parts of ourselves that might otherwise grow rusty. For in traveling to a truly foreign place, we inevitably travel to moods and states of mind and hidden inward passages that we'd otherwise seldom have cause to visit.
�Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.�
"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, and then toss it in the face of the person who gave you the lemons until they give you the oranges you asked for in the first place."
- Bill McNeal
�All religions are true
but none are literal.�
― Joseph Campbell
"When unhappy, one doubts everything;
when happy, one doubts nothing."
"Live simply so that others may simply live."
"Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give." �William A. Ward
"enthroned within the shining armor of the material lies the ever immortal, ever illuminated heart of the spirit, Beckoning us to sign the sacred agreement of the soul and abide by the will of the mystical."
- Jeff Steorts
�Dogmatic theological statements are neither logical propositions nor poetic utterances. They are ''shaggy dog'' stories; they have a point, but he who tries too hard to get it will miss it.�
- W. H. Auden
"For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day." -Jesus
Where attention goes,
"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed."
"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."
E. M. Forster
"We cannot do great things on this earth, just small things with great love."
~ Mother Teresa
�A saint is a sinner who never gave up.�
- Paramhansa Yogananda
"Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life."
"A life based on meditation penetrates far beyond the multiplicity
of existence into the indivisible realm of reality, where dwell infinite truth, joy, and beauty."
~ Eknath Easwaran
"In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet."
- Albert Schweitzer
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
Robert H. Schuller
Find and hold the peace within you and as a vessel on life's waters, you can enjoy the calm and weather any storm
�Care about people�s approval,
and you will be their prisioner.�
-Tao Te Ching
�If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind! The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation.�
"The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity."
-- Albert Einstein,
"You must get rid of the thought of competition. You are to create, not to compete for what is already created."
- Wallace D. Wattles
"You can have everything you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want"
"Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility."
"Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other's good, and melt at other's woe."
"We forget sometimes that there are saints living among us. When we meet them, we are reminded, not just of the presence of pure divinity right here on earth, but also of our own potential, and of the responsibility we have to try to live up to it."
It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us;
in joy we face the storm and defy it.
"The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice that which we are for what we could become."
~ Charles DuBois
"Wisdom is not the counting of all the drops in a waterfall. Wisdom is learning why the water seeks the earth."
-- Flavor text for Counsel of the Soratami, a blue Magic The Gathering card.
"Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?"
"There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrate to some stroke of the imagination."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die."
Lotus are amazing plants with a great history... however your banner picture is of a waterlily.
"Today's mighty oak is yesterday's nut that held its ground."
~ Rosa Parks
�There�s only one way to succeed in anything and that is to give everything.�
- Vince Lombardi
"A setback is a setup for a comeback."
- Willie Jolley, Motivational Speaker
"There is no failure. Only feedback."
As the great Confucius said, �The one who would be in constant happiness must frequently change.� Flow. But we keep looking back, don�t we? We cling to things in the past and cling to things in the present...Do you want to enjoy a symphony? Don�t hold on to a few bars of the music. Don�t hold on to a couple of notes. Let them pass, let them flow. The whole enjoyment of a symphony lies in your readiness to allow the notes to pass.
~ Anthony de Mello
"Don�t get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless � like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend."
� Bruce Lee.
�the only way you can live a truly creative life or know the highest happiness is by developing your own unique potential.�
Norman Vincent Peale
"A musician must make music, and an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to ultimately be at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be. This need we may call self-actualization. . . . It refers to man's desire for self-fulfillment, namely to the tendency for him to become actually in what he is potentially; to become everything that one is capable of becoming."
-Abraham H. Maslow
If you can walk you can dance.
If you can talk you can sing.
"The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best."
If you fail to plan,
You plan to fail.
"We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves."
"The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart, this you will build your life by, and this you will become."
"you never sound foolish when your listening"
�Happiness lies at the intersection
between pleasure and meaning."
- Tal Ben-Shahar
"We can't help everyone,
but everyone can help someone."
Aspire to Inspire Before You Expire
"... Where you stumble,
there your treasure is."
- Joseph Campbell
"The heart goes where the head takes it,
and neither cares much about the whereabouts
of the feet." � Dr. Daniel Gilbert, researcher
�The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.�
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
"nothing that results from human progress is achieved with unanimous consent. and those who are enlightened before the others are condemned to pursue that light in spite of others." -christopher columbus
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732
"Life does not happen to us,
it happens from us."
"In every community, there is work to be done.
In every nation, there are wounds to heal.
In every heart, there is the power to do it."
� Marianne Williamson
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
- Albert Einstein
"When patterns are broken,
new worlds emerge."
� Tuli Kupferberg
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
your network is your net worth.
"Everything is astonishing,
heartbreaking and possible."
"Every piece of marble has a statue in it waiting to be released by a man of sufficient skill to chip away the unnecessary parts. Just as the sculptor is to the marble, so is education to the soul. It releases it. For only educated men are free men. You cannot create a statue by smashing the marble with a hammer, and you cannot, by force of arms, release the spirit or the soul of man."
"The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions."
Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.
-- Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do." -- Nelson Mandela
"Happiness only real when shared."
- Christopher McCandless
"Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness."
"Time sets the stage;
fate writes the script;
but only we may choose our character."
- Liam Thomas Ryder
"Awaken, dear friends, within this dream and realize that it is your duty and responsibility as human beings to imagine and visualize a safe world. It will be as you decree, and your own experience will thus reflect it."
- The Pleiadians by Barbara Marciniak
�Learning sleeps and snores in libraries,
but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.�
� Josh Billings
Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.
Anything worth doing takes a risk...
go out on that limb, that's where the fruit is.
- Cynthia Brian
The world lives on words which it goes on repeating till some thinker makes a breach in the solid and stolid all of conformity.
- Ernest Dimnet
"Dreams are the world's most powerful microscope or telescope, or screen. A trained Seer can witness anything, but only with sobriety and discernment can one extract wisdom from the view."
"The more we expand our focus to include others' interests alongside our own, the more securely we build the foundations of our own happiness"
The Dalai Lama
"One generation plants the trees,
another gets the shade."
- Chinese Proverb
We waste time looking for the perfect lover instead of creating the perfect love.
"Brevity is the soul of wit."
"instead of asking what the world needs. ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. because what the world needs is people who have come alive"
"When the well is dry, we know the worth of water."
�In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference�
"Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?"
Edgar Allan Poe
"Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody."
� Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him."
(Louis L. Mann)
"The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others."
Solomon Ibn Gabriol
To some degree it matters who's in office, but it matters more how much pressure they're under from the public.
"When the people lead the leaders will follow"
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder...
Henry David Thoreau
"Taking even one step towards mindfulness
benefits every being on Earth."
-Thich Nhat Hanh
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Thomas A. Edison
US inventor (1847 - 1931)
"My father taught me always to do more than you get paid for, as an investment into your future".
"The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher."
- Thomas Henry Huxley
"A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes".
"All the greatest and most important problems in life are fundamentally insoluble . . . they can never be solved, but only outgrown. This outgrowing proved on further investigation to require a new level of consciousness."
For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
The truth shall set you free, but first it shall piss you off.
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."
"Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus."
� Alexander Graham Bell
"If we long for our planet to be important, there is something we can do about it. We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers."
- Carl Sagan
"With compassion to others
our own wounds heal."
It is the fine balance between information and knowledge that would define the modern youth's presence and very future
---- Sherus Ramuk
"the activity of god is like light touching darkness, it just reveals that there is none. It does not heal a disease, it just reveals that there is none."
Seek not abroad, turn back into thyself,
for in the inner man dwells the truth.
- ST. Augustine
�The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those who do not possess it.�
Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.
Everyone has in him something divine, something his own, a chance of perfection and strength in however small a sphere which God offers him to take or refuse. The task is to find it, develop it & use it. The chief aim of education should be to help the growing soul to draw out that in itself which is best and make it perfect for a noble use.
"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe."
H. G. Wells
"Calmness is the cradle of power."
� Josiah Gilbert Holland
"Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment."
"Give thanks to unknown blessings already on their way."
~Native American saying~
~"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."~
The Self is the rider in the chariot of the body of which the senses are the horses and the mind the reins.
"It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion."
Wisdom begins in wonder.
�There are two ways of spreading light:
to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.�
"Perceiving is dreaming true.
Dreaming is perceiving free."
-Dr. Stephen LaBerge
God is a verb.
Religion only seems to differ if you're dealing with a retailer. If you deal with a wholesaler, they all get it from the same distributor.
"Sleep is the unconscious meditation.
Meditation is conscious sleep."
Glow with the Flow
"Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers."
"The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Dinesen
Love all, trust a few,
do wrong to none.
"For surely there's always tomorrow to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance to make everything just right"
�All truth passes through three stages:
First it is ridiculed.
second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
"The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense."
-- Tom Clancy.
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience."
Teilhard de Chardin
"Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
� Nathaniel Hawthorne
"Unless it's your path, it's pointless to follow. But if it is your path, then, alas, it's pointless to follow any other."
�Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people,
can transform the world.�
- Howard Zinn
"Far away in the sunshine are my highest inspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead."
� Louisa May Alcott
�Our contribution to the progress of the world must, therefore, consist in setting our own house in order.�
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."
-- Henry David Thoreau
"There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew."
- Marshall McLuhan
"What this country needs is dirtier fingernails
and cleaner minds."
- Will Rogers
The traveller with empty pockets
sings in the face of thieves
"Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence."
� Lin Yutang
"God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;"
"Those who have changed the universe have never done it by changing officials, but always by inspiring the people.
Imagination rules the world."
"If you want to build a boat, do not instruct the men to saw wood, stitch the sails, prepare the tools and organize the work, but make them long for setting sail and travel to distant lands."
� Antoine De Saint-Exup�ry
When one teaches, two learn.
"None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone."
� Ralph Waldo Emerson
"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice."
"To put the world in order,
we must first put the nation in order;
to put the nation in order,
we must put the family in order;
to put the family in order,
we must cultivate our personal life; and
to cultivate our personal life,
we must first set our hearts right."
"If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail."
- Abraham Maslow
�When we are unhurried and wise, we perceive that only great and worthy things have any permanent and absolute existence, that petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of the reality�
- Henry David Thoreau
�Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.�
"The greatest wealth is health."
"for every step in spiritual perception, three steps are to be taken in moral development."
- Rudolf Steiner
"When the universe is in harmony with man - the eternal, we know it as truth but we feel it as beauty."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
- Edmund Burke
"The yearning for our lost perfection, the urge to do and be that which is the noblest, the most beautiful of which we are capable, is the creative impulse of every high achievement.We strive for perfection here because we long to be restored to our oneness with God."
"Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold."
� Leo Tolstoy
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead
What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?
"Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best."
� Henry Van Dyke
"It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time."
� Winston Churchill
�Vision is not enough. It must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.�
� Vaclav Havel
"Energy is vibration. When we look at changing the morphic resonant field of the web of life we must change the frequency and vibration of the energy coming from our feelings, thoughts, as well as from our words."
~ Sandra Ingerman
"The seasons do not push one another; neither do clouds race the wind across the sky. All things happen in their own good time."
"Awareness leads to perception. Perception then slowly creates the genesis of other senses developing, eventually leading to higher consciousness. For the curious mind, the next step will be to search for more Othernesses that will lead to further awareness. Eventually, this outward search for expanded awareness will lead to the inward pathways. We need to go inward for true expansion. The inward expansion will eventually lead to the highest consciousness levels and to the highest levels of spirituality."
- Mikio Sankey
�Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.�
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Philippians 4:8
"It is well for the heart to be naive
and the mind not to be."
� Anatole France
"The sage does not hoard.
The more he helps others,
the more he benefits himself,
The more he gives to others,
the more he gets himself.
The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete."
- Lao Tzu
�Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.�
- Henry Ford
"Believe not what your eyes and ears behold,
but what your heart feels."
The one thing all famous authors, world class athletes, business tycoons, singers, actors, and celebrated achievers in any field have in common is that they all began their journeys when they were none of these things.
Yet still, they began their journeys.
A person starts dying when they stop dreaming.
�As the traveller who has lost his way, throws his reins on his horse's neck, and trusts to the instinct of the animal to find his road, so must we do with the divine animal who carries us through this world. For if in any manner we can stimulate this instinct, new passages are opened for us into nature, the mind flows into and through things hardest and highest, and the metamorphosis is possible�
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it."
� John Ruskin
"In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock."
- Thomas Jefferson
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"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
- Henry David Thoreau
�I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.�
- Lillian Smith
It is what it is.
"Knowledge is learning something new every day.
Wisdom is letting go of something every day."
�When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of Creation is completed inside us, the doors of our souls fly open, and love steps forth to heal everything in sight.�
- Michael Bridge
"Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise."
� Thomas J. Watson
"Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even."
� Muhammad Ali
"We must live as we think,
otherwise we shall end up by
thinking as we have lived."
� Paul Bourget
"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."
"Those who talk, don't know. Those who know, don't talk." -Lao Tzu
"Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life � learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some."
� Robert Fulghum
"It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him."
� John Steinbeck
"We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results."
� Herman Melville
"True silence is the rest of the mind;
it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment."
� William Penn
"Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact."
� William James
"appeasement is similar to buying on an installment plan,at first,you may not not realize
the true cost and you will be expected to pay and incur in the long term."
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"Despise not small things, either for evil or good, for a look may work thy ruin, or a word create thy wealth. A spark is a little thing, yet it may kindle the world."
� Martin Farquhar Tupper
We don't see things as they are,
we see them as we are.
"Our life is frittered away by detail... Simplify, simplify, simplify! ... Simplicity of life and elevation of purpose."
--Henry David Thoreau
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for."
- Barack Obama
Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul.
Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
Pamela Vaull Starr
"When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure."
� Peter Marshall
"moral and spiritual decay have brought about the demise of more great nations and empires than any invading enemy force,plague,famine and natural disasters combined."
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"Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity."
� Gilda Radner
I have seen the collapse of government after government, and they all think they can last a thousand years. Each new one always declares the last one criminal and corrupt, and always promises a future of justice and freedom.
"the man and woman with sight see things as they are,the man and woman with insight see things as they could be."
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"Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different."
� Katherine Mansfield
"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit."
� e. e. cummings
"What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup."
� Boris Pasternak
"Action without study is fatal.
Study without action is futile."
� Mary Ritter Beard
"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference."
� Virginia Satir
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.
"Discontent is the first step in progress. No one knows what is in him till he tries, and many would never try if they were not forced to."
� Basil Maturin
"It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life."
� Katherine Butler Hathaway
�Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.�
- Karen Ravn
"Choices are the hinges of destiny."
"The time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness."
President Barack Obama
"From the pain comes the dream.
From the dream comes the vision.
From the vision come the people.
From the people comes the power.
From this power comes the change."
"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."
"The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them."
� Bernard Baruch
"God gave man limited ability but unlimited ambition and desire."
-- Unknown --
"Do not rush through life.
Pause and enjoy it."
- a fortune cookie
The closer you get to the light the greater your shadows become. If you fear your shadows then you will also fear and long for the light. How close can you get to the light before fear binds you in place?
"The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge."
Daniel J. Boorstin
"Trying to understand is like
straining through muddy water.
Be still and allow the mud to settle."
Native American Indian Quote
"We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."
"Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control. These three alone lead to sovereign power."
� Alfred Tennyson
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
a light from the shadows shall spring;
renenwed shall be blade that was broken,
the crownless again shall be king.�
� J.R.R. Tolkien
"Excellence is not an act but a habit. The things you do the most are the things you will do the best."
� Marva Collins
"To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything."
� Joan Didion
"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
"Were the diver to think on the jaws of the shark, he would never lay hands on the precious pearl."
"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest."
"YESTERDAY IS HISTORY...TOMORROW IS A MYSTERY, TODAY IS THE PRESENT, THAT IS WHY THEY CALL IT A GIFT"
"Living well and beautifully and
justly are all one thing."
Love back with all you might, live each day as if there is no tomorrow, and happiness and the glory of life will be yours....
A. Y. Collins
"The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started."
� Norman Cousins
"Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy."
� Pyotr Tchaikovsky
"Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich."
� Sarah Bernhardt
"Act the way you want to feel and pretty soon you'll feel the way you act."
- John Addison
"Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
� Steve Jobs
"Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. - Emerson"
"They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel."
"What we hope ever to do with ease
we may learn first to do with diligence."
� Samuel Johnson
"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." Darwin
"When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
And that is my religion."
� Abraham Lincoln
"Laughter is the closest distance between two people."
� Victor Borge
"An Ounce of Prevention
is Worth a Pound of Cure"
"Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground."
"Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience."
� Victoria Holt
"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."
� Anatole France
"What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story, And the greatest good is little enough:
for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams."
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca,
"When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time."
� St. Francis De Sales
"There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so"
"Treat the Earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."
-Ancient Indian Proverb
"Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more."
� Louis L'Amour
"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit."
� Helen Keller
All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience."
"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens."
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do."
- Marianne Williamson
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
"Follow your bliss and doors will open where there were no doors before."
�Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.�
"Effect Change before change affects you."
I'd rather be hated for who I am...
Then loved for who I'm not...
"When your heart is in your dream, no request is too extreme.�
� Jiminy Cricket
"To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace."
"A sacred place is never empty."
- Russian proverb
"The words we Speak is the Law of our lives, and nothing hinders its operation, except ourselves."
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
- Winston Churchill
If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, either way, you're right.
I like to behave in an extremely normal, wholesome manner for the most part in my daily life. Even if mentally I'm consumed with sick visions of violence, terror, sex and death.
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"Be faithful to that which
exists within yourself."
�You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future�
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist thinks it'll change soon.
The realist adjusts the sails.
A couple are 2 sharp stones. The longer you grind at each other, the smoother you get.
Water which is too pure has no fish.
-Ts'ai Ken T'an
Spiritual education is the light of the world of humanity and its absence in the world is darkness itself.
"If the universe has a beginning, then we can suppose it has a creator. But if the universe is infinite, having no boundaries or edges, then it can neither be created, nor destroyed."
- Stephen Hawkins
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
"An ounce of prevention
is worth a pound of the cure."
- Ben Franklin
A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
- Joseph Roux
In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.
- Paul Dirac
Both the universe and stupidity are infinite. AE
Be the change you wish to see in the World
Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.
�If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.�
�Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction.�
Barack Obama quote
A wise man will not proselytize you. If you are willing and eager, he may guide you to find your own answers. He will not push you because he is on his own quest.
A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.
"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."
- Winston Churchill
Peace begins with a smile.
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
�Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.�
W. Clement Stone
�I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.�
Henry David Thoreau
�Inspiration: A peculiar effect of divine flatulence emitted by the Holy Spirit which hisses into the ears of a few chosen of God�
May we live to learn well and learn to live well.
"Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness."
- Maurice Macterlinck
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Martin Luther King Jr.
"I have enough HYPOCRISY in my life without religion!"
"Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
�A ship in harbor is safe, but that�s not why ships are built.�
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
- Mahatma Gandhi
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
�To dream anything that you want to dream. That's the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do. That is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits. That is the courage to succeed.�
- Bernard Edmund
"Look not from the mind, but from the soul. For the Life that is coming is already before us, waiting to open up the world. Just look more closely. Find the eyes to see." - Celestine Prophecy
The difficulties we experience always illuminate the lessons we need most.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn that it is God who is shaking them.
"You must be the change
you wish to see in the world."
- Mahatma Gandhi
If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way.
- Bertrand Russell
�May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.�
wolfdyke Edward Abbey
The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.
- Ralph W. Sockman
Success is not in what you have, but who you are.
Think Globally, Act Locally.
Free your mind and the rest will follow.
"Our Lives are but a drop of water. I intent to make a splash."
"Counter all negative thoughts with an affirmation"
"Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives."
- William James
�Nothing so liberalizes a man and expands the kindly instincts that nature put in him as travel and contact with many kind of people�
Mark Twain quotes
"The structure of world peace cannot be the work of one man or one party or one nation. It must be a peace which rests on the cooperative effort of the whole world."
Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Dreams are real while they last. Can't you say the same about life?"
'Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth�Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.'
* Everything takes time, even instant coffee: nothing comes right now! And the higher the goal, the longer it takes. Be patient and it shall reward you big time.
Pascal Gillon, BAS
Roll on the day when our hospitals have all the resources they need and the army runs a jumble sale to buy a missile.
Zen saying goes " A master in the art of living makes little distinction between work and play, between labor and leisure, between love and religion. Hardly knowing which is which, a master is always doing both!"
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.�
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.
"Just as iron sharpens iron, so too does man sharpen man."
"What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what is within out into the world, miracles happen."
- Henry David Thoreau
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
It is better to say, "This one thing I do" than to say, "These forty
things I dabble in."
-- Washington Gladden
If a man be gracious to strangers, it shows that he is a citizen of
the world, and his heart is no island, cut off from other islands,
but a continent that joins them.
-- Francis Bacon
Fortune favours the bold.
"Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems."
- Rene Descartes
"Energy and persistence conquer all things."
"Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb."
-Sir Winston Churchill
"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves."
1/2 of the world lives on less than $2/day/person
Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.
- Henry Ford
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
E. F. Schumacher
Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
- Malcolm Forbes
"Our deeds determine us as much as we determine our deeds.
Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the
success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult
task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy
in overcoming obstacles.
-- Helen Keller (1880-1968) American Writer
You see things; and you say, "Why?" But I dream things that never
were; and I say "Why not?"
-- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish Playwright
"The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own."
Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)
"Force without wisdom falls of its own weight."
-- Horace (65 BC - 8 BC), Odes
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. --Bill Cosby
It's never too late to be what you might have been ~ George Elliot
�When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will
~ Jimi Hendrix
All high achievers plan their work and work their plan, for they are
keenly aware that "luck" is most often being prepared to take
advantage of a situation.
The greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising up every
time we fall.
-- Confucius (551-479 BC) Chinese Philosopher
Attitude: It's the difference between adventure and ordeal.
"If you stare into the Abyss long enough the Abyss Stares back at you"
- Friedrich Nietzsche
The world is full of hate and yet the seeds of hope, truth, and justice still are allowed to blossom in patches of love
The road we walk is winding and long...but it becomes straight when your life path merges with the one you love
"From the ashes of disaster,
grow the roses of success."
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
- Carl Sagan
"Dance like no one is watching, love like you'll never be hurt,sing like no one is listening,and live like it's heaven on earth." -William Purkey
"That consciousness is everything and that all things begin with a thought. That we are responsible for our own fate, we reap what we sow, we get what we give, we pull in what we put out. I know these things for sure."
Madonna (1958 - ), O Magazine, January 2004
"Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed."
"Always behave like a duck - keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath."
Things are more like they are now than they have ever been.
Gerald R. Ford (1913 - )
"Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example." (Fran�ois VI Duke (duc) de La Rochefoucauld, 1616-80)
"To have what others don't
you must do what they woun't"
"War makes robbers, and peace hangs them."
War should neither be feared nor provoked.
"Speak when you are angry--and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret."
Laurence J. Peter
"In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it."
"Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom."
Super Tibetan Racer:
"The distance between madness and genius is measured only by success."
"Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
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