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- The way you react has been repeated thousands of times, and it has become a routine for you. You are conditioned to be a certain way. And that is the challenge: to change your normal reactions, to change your routine, to take a risk and make different choices. (Don Miguel Ruiz)
- True brilliance is not a function of understanding one's view of the world and finding order, logic, and spirituality in it. True brilliance is understanding that your view of order, logic, and spirituality is what created your world.
And therefore being forever capable of changing everything. (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- Staying in an unhealthy relationship can keep a person from finding their own way and moving to the next level of their own path — and that person could even be you. Sometimes the best way to save someone is to walk-away. Real love sometimes means saying goodbye. (Bryantnbsp;H. McGill)
- After all, one knows one's weak points so well, that it's rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them and invent others. (Edith Wharton)
- If you want to be happy, you have to be happy on purpose. When you wake up, you can't just wait to see what kind of day you'll have. You have to decide what kind of day you'll have. (Joel Osteen)
- We are not human beings on a Spiritual journey. We are Spiritual Beings on a human journey. (Anonymous)
- Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises. (Samuel Butler)
- All that is made seems planless to the darkened mind, because there are more plans than it looked for...There seems no plan because it is all plan: there seems no centre because it is all centre. (George MacDonald)
- When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, that is when you command the attention of the world. (George Washington Carver)
- I'd like people to remember me for a diligent expert workman. I think a poet is a workman. I think Shakespeare was a workman. And God's a workman. I don't think there's anything better than a workman. (Laurence Olivier)
- For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin — real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. (Fr. :Alfred :D'Souza)
- I believe that all wisdom consists in caring immensely for a few right things, and not caring a straw about the rest. (John Buchan)
- The wise person questions himself, the fool others. (Henri Arnold)
- Common-sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
- If God gives you a watch, are you honoring Him more by asking Him what time it is or by simply consulting the watch? (A.W. Tozer)
- Experience is the comb we receive after we’ve lost our hair. (Anonymous)
- The thing about our choices is that after we have made them, they turn around and make us. (Anonymous)
- We may think God wants actions of a certain kind, but God wants people of a certain kind. ( C.S. Lewis)
- When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. (Chief Aupumut)
- In the last analysis it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions life puts to us. (Dag Hammarskjold)
- We must stop the dark money of American politics before democracy is bought and paid for by a handful of billionaires and corporations. (Bernie Sanders)
- The nicest place to be is in someone's thought; the safest place to be is in someone's prayers. the best place to be is in God's hands. (Anonymous)
- The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat. (Napoleon Hill)
- A wise man will always allow a fool to rob him of ideas without yelling 'Thief.'
If he is wise he has not been impoverished.
Nor has the fool been enriched.
The thief flatters us by stealing.
We flatter him by complaining. (Ben Hecht)
- Everyone makes mistakes in life, but that doesn't mean they have to pay for them the rest of their life. Sometimes good people make bad choices. It doesn't mean they are bad. It means they are human. (Anonymous)
- Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason. (Mark Twain)
- God sometimes removes people from your life to protect you.
Don't run after them. (Anonymous)
- All expenditures, whether from the heart or the wallet, in the past or present, big or small, can be viewed as either "depleting" or "enriching."
Enriching works for me.
(The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man. But for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity. (Thomas Carlisle)
- Maybe it's not just about finding the perfect friend, partner, or tribe but finding the perfection in those you've already found.
Yeah, just a hunch (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
- We but rarely reflect how relatively small as compared with the powerful influence of tradition is the influence of our conscious thought upon our conduct and convictions. (Albert Einstein)
- It would be foolish to despise tradition. But with our growing self-consciousness and increasing intelligence we must begin to control tradition and assume a critical attitude toward it. (Albert Einstein)
- Life isn’t about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself. (George Bernard Shaw)
- The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance
- It is in the shelter of each other that people live. (Irish Proverb)
- Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. (Rabindranath Tagore)
- On the whole, I do not find Christians, outside of the catacombs, sufficiently sensible of conditions. Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power we so blithely invoke? Or, as I suspect, does no one believe a word of it? The churches are children playing on the floor with their chemistry sets, mixing up a batch of TNT to kill a Sunday morning. It is madness to wear ladies' straw hats and velvet hats to church; we should all be wearing crash helmets. Ushers should issue life preservers and signal flares; they should lash us to our pews. For the sleeping god may wake someday and take offense, or the waking god may draw us out to where we can never return. (Annie Dillard)
- How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. (Annie Dillard)
- He who emulates Jesus, rather than letting his religion and opinion be owned by a news station, is indeed dangerous to those sinners whose prophet is profit. The Revelation warned us about Fox Viewers. (Lee Pillow)
- Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. ( C.S. Lewis)
- If anyone says that sex, in itself, is bad, Christianity contradicts him at once. But, of course, when people say, "Sex is nothing to be ashamed of," they may mean "the state into which the sexual instinct has now got is nothing to be ashamed of." If they mean that, I think they are wrong. I think it is everything to be ashamed of. There is nothing to be ashamed of in enjoying your food: there would be everything to be ashamed of if half the world made food the main interest of their lives and spent their time looking at pictures of food and dribbling and smacking their lips. ( C.S. Lewis)
- The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid "dens of crime" that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed, and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voice. ( C.S. Lewis)
- The sins of the flesh are bad, but they are the least bad of all sins. All the worst pleasures are purely spiritual: the pleasure of putting other people in the wrong, of bossing and patronising and spoiling sport, and back-biting, the pleasures of power, of hatred. ( C.S. Lewis)
- For there are two things inside me, competing with the human self which I must try to become. They are the Animal self, and the Diabolical self. The Diabolical self is the worse of the two. That is why a cold, self-righteous prig who goes regularly to church may be far nearer to hell than a prostitute. But, of course, it is better to be neither. ( C.S. Lewis)
- You can put this another way by saying that while in other sciences the instruments you use are things external to yourself (things like microscopes and telescopes), the instrument through which you see God is your whole self. And if a man's self is not kept clean and bright, his glimpse of God will be blurred — like the Moon seen through a dirty telescope. That is why horrible nations have horrible religions: they have been looking at God through a dirty lens. ( C.S. Lewis)
- There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, in the end, "Thy will be done." All that are in Hell chose it. ( C.S. Lewis)
- Whatever men expect, they soon come to think they have a right to: the sense of disappointment can, with very little skill on (the devil's) part, be turned into a sense of injury. ( C.S. Lewis)
- We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. ( C.S. Lewis)
- Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. ( C.S. Lewis)
- Being with no one is better than being with the wrong one.Sometimes those who fly alone are the one's with the strongest wings. (Anonymous)
- When I have finally decided that a result is worth getting, I go ahead on it and make trial after trial until it comes. (Thomas Edison)
- I spent four years learning to paint like Raphael, but I have spent a lifetime learning to paint like a child. (Pablo Picasso)
- It is what it is, it's not what it is not, and it will be what you make out of it. (Anonymous)
- Inside every person you know, there's a person you don't know. (Anonymous)
- Learn to love without condition. Talk without bad intention. Give without any reason. And most of all, care for people without any expectation. (Anonymous)
- Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing. (Dr. Wayne Dyer)
- Man may aspire to virtue, but he cannot reasonably aspire to truth. (Nicolas Chamfort)
- No one's ever achieved financial fitness with a January resolution that's abandoned by February. ( Suze Orman)
- That's the whole problem with science. You've got a bunch of empiricists trying to describe things of unimaginable wonder. (Bill Watterson)
- Our nature hardly allows us to have enough of anything without having too much. (George Savile)
- Life is strange. Every so often a good man wins. (Frank Dane)
- Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand. (Karl Menninger)
- Remain at peace. God will fight your battles. (Anonymous)
- When something goes wrong in your life, just yell "Plot Twist" and move on. (Anonymous)
- People don't think like scientists; they think like lawyers. They hold the belief they want to believe and then they recruit anything they can to support it. (Peter Ditto)
- You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do everyday. (Jason Mraz)
- F-E-A-R has two meanings: "Forget Everything And Run" or "Face Everything And Rise." The choice is yours. (Zig Ziglar)
- Becoming a "non-anxious presence" is a powerful call for leadership in anxious times. If we intend to lead in the current upheaval, we must find our way to that non-anxious presence in the midst of the turmoil. (Christopher Page)
- Devastating life experiences can lead us to make fabulous decisions. (Wendy Lipton‑Dibner)
- For all of the reasons you might draw someone into your life, one would never be to find their faults. (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind. (C.S. Lewis)
- This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. (Dalai Lama)
- We are older much longer than we are younger. (Anonymous)
- The most important reason to know who you are is that it's the first step in becoming who you can be. (Michael Josephson)
- I am not 80 years old....
I am sweet 16 with 64 years experience'
That's attitude (Anonymous)
- (About President & Mrs. Obama) Whether or not you hate him or hate her, your problem is the hatred. (Anonymous)
- Flying is simple. You just throw yourself at the ground and miss. (Douglas Adams)
- Living a life that matters doesn't happen by accident. It's not a matter of circumstance but of choice.
Choose to live a life that matters. (Michael Josephson)
- We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand. ( C.S. Lewis)
- Behold, a new day... with rainbows, sunshine, and blue skies. New players, rebounds, and recoveries. Abundance, health, and harmony. Just like you've been picturing them, right?
Please tell me you've been picturing them!!
It takes so little, (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- The man who stops advertising to save money is like the man who stops the clock to save time. (Henry Ford)
- When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty. (Norm Crosby)
- One of the happiest moments ever is when you find the courage to let go of what you can't change. (Anonymous)
- If serving is below you, leadership is beyond you. (Anonymous)
- Whatever we think about and thank about we bring about. (John Demartini)
- I love Obama. I love Bush. I love Clinton. I love Reagan. All bore the hardest of burdens and fought for what they believed would make for a better America. I will pray for the powers that be, no matter who they are, who I didn't vote for, and what policies they enact that I don't agree with, to counteract the hatred of both parties that justify their hatred in the name of patriotism. (Adam Huntington)
- Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. (Salvador Dalí)
- When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up. ( C.S. Lewis)
- Know what's missing from most people's lives? The realization that nothing is missing from their lives.
You already have whatever you may be looking for.
And "I got you, babe!" (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- Ambition is the path to success.
Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. (Bill Bradley)"
- Trickle down is a fantasy. Wealth trickles up. Cheaply made crap trickles down. (Lee Pillow)
- The promise was that when the glass was full, it would overflow, benefitting the poor. But what happens instead, is that when the glass is full, it magically gets bigger nothing ever comes out for the poor. (Pope Francis)
- We're all just walking each other home. (Ram Dass)
- Laughter is carbonated holiness. (Anne Lamott)
- I want to hear someone remind me that if I want to have loving feelings, I need to do loving things. I want someone to make me laugh about our shared humanity and cuckooness; I want someone to remind me that laughter is carbonated holiness. (Anne Lamott)
- The problem with winning at the rat race is that you're still a rat. (Lilly Tomlin)
- I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God, it changes me. (C.S. Lewis from Shadowlands character)
- The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little. (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
- Although no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending. (Carl Bard)
- Learn something new. Try something different. Convince yourself that you have no limits. (Brian Tracy)
- Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know, I've tried to deal with them. (Barry Goldwater)
- When you Talk you are only Repeating what you know; but when Listen, you may Learn something new. (Dalai Lama)
- He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, 'Wait and Hope.' (Alexandre Dumas)
- If we wait until we're ready we'll be waiting for the rest of our lives, Let's go. (Daniel Handler)
- The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs. (George Eliot)
- It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. (JK Rowling)
- Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whisky bottle in the hand of (another) (Harper Lee)
- Adversity is like a strong wind. It...tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are, and not merely as we might like to be. (Arthur Golden)
- Forgiving isn't something you do for someone else. It's something you do for yourself. It's saying, 'You're not important enough to have a stranglehold on me.' It's saying, 'You don't get to trap me in the past. I am worthy of a future.'" (Jodi Picoult)
- You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do. (David Foster Wallace)
- It's very painful to live a lie. We're like children. We're so innocent. The whold world would tell you that you're right to be impatient. But when you go inside, you can see what's really true. It makes sense that no one else can cause you pain. That's your job. It's the truth that sets us free....
I came to see that there was nothing to forgive, that I was the one who causeed my own problems. (Byron Katie)
- It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. (Albert Einstein)
- I don't understand your specific kind of crazy, but I do admire your total commitment to it. (Anonymous)
- We can ignore reality, but we cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality. (Ayn Rand)
- A representative democracy allows a small group of people to make all of the decisions, while letting us common people feel like we're doing something by going to a polling place every couple of years and pulling a lever that, in reality, has about the same effect as the darkness knob on your toaster. (David Wong)
- Any claim that the root of a problem is simple should be treated the same as a claim that the root of a problem is Bigfoot. Simplicity and Bigfoot are found in the real world with about the same frequency.
So reject binary thinking of "good vs. bad" or "us vs. them." Know problems cannot be solved with clever slogans and over-simplified step-by-step programs. (David Wong)
- It doesn't take two people to have a happy marriage. It only takes one: You! (Byron Katie)
- If you can laugh at it, it doesn't have power over you. (Greg Tamblyn)
- I got 12 Christmas cards from my Muslim friends in Bahrain. (Christian expat)
- The wider an eagle can stretch his wings, the higher he can soar. (Destined Wright)
- The smallest deeds are better than the greatest intentions. (Destined Wright)
- Stop listening to your troubled soul Encourage always, rarely give advice, give reproach when needed, and never judge. (Richard Foster)
- Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. (Matthew 6:34 MSG)
- Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go, it is pretty damn good. (Woody Allen)
- Before you speak...
Is it True?
Is it Helpful?
Is it Inspiring?
Is it Necessary?
Is it Kind?
(Sathya Sai Baba)
- Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. (Dr. Seuss)
- When statesmen forsake their own private conscience for the sake of their public duties, they lead their country by a short route to chaos. (Thomas More)
- A defining moment is when you come face to face with the truth about your life that invites you to change the way you live. (Andy Stanley)
- God may work in mysterious ways, but a lot of those ways suck. (Lisa Holworth)
- In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality, was tacitly denied by their philosophy. (George Orwell)
- I grew up in a liberal town, learned US history from a capital-S Socialist, and/or went to one of the most liberal universities in the country, but I view this is a good thing. The idea that societal ills should be remedied such that one group is not given an unfair advantage over another is not, to me, a radical idea. (Aristotelis Orginos)
- Your life as a believer should make non-believers question their disbelief in God. (Anonymous)
- Knowledge is knowing what to say. Wisdom is knowing whether or not to say it. (Anonymous)
- We did not think of the great open plains, the beautiful rolling hills, the winding streams with tangled growth, as "wild." Only to the white man was nature a "wilderness" and only to him was it "infested" with "wild" animals and "savage" people. To us it was tame. Earth was bountiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery. (Luther Standing Bear)
- Two studies, published together in March in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, showed that people who frame events in their lives even negative ones in positive ways have better mental health, and those who frame events in negative ways have poorer mental well-being. (Anonymous)
- In all matters of human relationships, the very best defense, in part, includes no offense.
In part. (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- Parents are only as happy as their unhappiest child. (Josephs Garaventa)
- It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it! (Upton Sinclair)
- You will find life to be interesting and fulfilling if you can simply take satisfaction from the small, common, unforced events and circumstances that are part of your daily life a smile from a child, a friendly conversation with your neighbor, a quiet walk with someone you love.... Don't bother working to make life interesting and worthwhile. The riches of personal relationships surround you. Don't let them slip by without you becoming aware of them. And when they have gone, let them go. (Don Huntington)
- You're allowed to scream, you're allowed to cry, but do not give up. (Anonymous)
- You never look good trying to make someone else look bad. (Dr. Laura Schlessinger)
- As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison. (Nelson Mandela)
- Do what you did in the beginning of a relationship and there won't be an end. (Dr. Laura Schlessinger)
- Some of us Christians commit the particular sin of condemning people for sinning differently than we do. (Don Huntington)
- If you would not be forgotten when you are dead and rotten, do something worth the writing or write something worth the reading. (Ben Franklin)
- The only taste of success some people get is taking a bite out of you. (Zig Ziglar)
- Albert Einstein was as remarkable for his insights on the nature of the relationship of people to the world as he was on the nature of the relationship of matter to energy. (Don Huntington)
- Expectation is the root of all heartache. (Anonymous)
- Oft expectation fails, and most oft there
Where most it promises. (Shakespeare)
- Good friends don't judge or ask a lot of questions. They help you hide the body and never speak of it again. (Anonymous)
- The older you get, the more you realize that it isn't about the material things, or pride or ego. It is about our hearts and who they beat for. (Anonymous)
- Don't complain about growing old. Many people don't get to do that. (Anonymous)
- Need is the driving force, Need makes people better luck only makes them worse. (Anonymous)
- The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. (Friedrich Nietzsche)
- Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world. (Joel A. Barker)
- The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell. (Anonymous)
- Over and over, as we've looked out at the universe, we've found it exists on a scale that basically makes no sense to the human brain. (Brad Plumer)
- Reject hatred without hating. (Mary Baker Eddy)
- I thank Thee first because I was never robbed before; second, because although they took my purse they did not take my life; third, because although they took my all, it was not much; and fourth because it was I who was robbed, and not I who robbed. (Matthew Henry)
- I encourage the financial experts and the political leaders of your countries to consider the words of Saint John Chrysostom: "Not to share one's goods with the poor is to rob them and to deprive them of life. It is not our goods that we possess, but theirs." (Francis Bacon)
- Given a sufficient number of people and an adequate amount of time you can create insurmountable opposition to the most inconsequential idea. (Anonymous)
- We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
- All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal. (John Steinbeck)
- We worshipped Jesus instead of following him on his same path. We made Jesus into a mere religion instead of a journey toward union with God and everything else. This shift made us into a religion of "belonging and believing" instead of a religion of transformation. (Richard Rohr)
- The greatest motivational act one person can do for another is to listen. (Anonymous)
- A quiet conscience makes one strong! (Anne Frank)
- The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority. (Ken Blanchard)
- Music is what feelings sound like out loud. I sing songs that speak from my heart. They tell my story, how I feel. (Georgia Cates)
- I always wanted to be someone better the next day than I was the day before. (Sidney Potier)
- It's strange to think that before Facebook all of this nonsense just stayed in people's heads. (Anonymous)
- Unfortunately, the media have trouble distinguishing between real science and propaganda cross-dressed as science. (Linda Bowles)
- The less time you spend hating the people who hurt you, the more time you'll have to love the people who love you. (Anonymous)
- The true mark of maturity is when somebody hurts you and you try to understand their situation instead of trying to hurt them back. (Anonymous)
- I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned.
(Richard P. Feynman)
- Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. (C. G. Jung)
- When a thing hurts your eyes stop looking at it.
When it hurts your ears stop listening to it.
And when it hurts your heart stop justifying it. (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- To St. Paul, stripes, stones, shipwrecks, and thorns in the flesh were religious experiences; to Judas Iscariot, the daily companionship of Jesus of Nazareth was not. (Leonard Hodgson)
- Love is spending the rest of your life with someone you want to kill & not doing it because you'd miss them. (Anonymous)
- Austin's Epiphany after 20 hours of community service at the senior center: "Mom, I have a whole new outlook on old people. Now when they are grumpy at Chili's I am not going to feel the same way I did." (Kimberly Timmis Kennedy)
- A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
- Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
(Anthony Hope Hawkins)
- The only place you find success before work is in the dictionary.
(May V. Smith)
- Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things.
- Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.
- In the long run, the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip.
(Daniel L. Reardon)
- Love isn't a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun, like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is.
- don't cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it. (Dr. Laura Schlessinger)
- A fool and his money are soon elected. (Will Rogers)
- You need to stop doing things for someone, when you find out it's expected rather than appreciated. (Anonymous)
- Your job is not to judge. Your job is not to figure out if someone deserves something. Your job is to lift the fallen, to restore the broken, and to heal the hurting. (Joel Osteen)
- The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has limits. (Albert Einstein)
- By forgiving another...I release my own right to get even. (Philip Yancey)
- By forgiving another, I am trusting that God is a better justice-maker than I am... I release my own right to get even and leave all issues of fairness for God to work out. (Philip Yancey)
- Any nitwit can understand computers. Many do. (Ted Nelson)
- We don't know one-millionth of one percent about anything. (Thomas Edison)
- More times than you probably care to admit, the situations you encounter in your life were created by you.
By making important choices, you learn to accept that there is nothing you must do. Everything is based on your choice.
By doing something regardless of your mood you're further ahead than if you did nothing.
If you allow piles to grow in your work area, as time passes, you will keep on creating the clutter.
The energy and anxiety that you invest in putting off an activity can consume more energy than is required to perform the activity.
- To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle. (Walt Whitman)
- The enemy is not Muslims or Christians or Judaism.... The real enemy is extremism. (Anonymous)
- It is your attitude more than your aptitude that will determine your altitude! (Gary V. Carter)
- There can be no security where there is fear. (Felix Frankfurter)
- Life does not happen to us, it happens from us. (Michael Wickett)
- When we confess our sins, God casts them into the deepest ocean, gone forever. Then God places a sign out there that says "No Fishing Allowed." (Corrie ten Boom)
- It's nice to have closure but its a mistake to think you're entitled to it. (Anonymous)
- Gaining peace is learning to live with unanswered questions. (Anonymous)
- Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.
(Thomas L. Holdcroft)
- An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... the truly wise person is colorblind. (Albert Schweitzer)
- Everything happens for a reason but sometimes the reason is that you're stupid and you make bad decisions. (Anonymous)
- A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are for what you have. (Zig Ziglar)
- Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.
- No one finds life worth living; he must make it worth living. (Anonymous)
- A true friend is somebody who can make us do what we can. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
- The world does owe you a living, but it doesn't home deliver.
- Friendship is like a bank account. You can't continue to draw on it without making deposits. (Anonymous)
- Teach me to live that I may dread, the grave as little as my bed.
- Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
- Hurt People hurt People. That's how Pain patterns gets passed on, generation after generation after generation. break the chain today. Meet anger with Sympathy, contempt with compassion, cruelty with kindness. Greet Grimaces with smiles. Forgive and Forget about finding fault. Love is the weapon of the future.
- We see things not as they are, but as we are. Our perception is shaped by our previous experiences.
- The friendship that can cease has never been real.
- To embrace humanism is to embrace the concept that caring for our fellow human beings is our highest calling.
- Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.
- Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? then he is malevolent.... Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? (Epicurus)
- A man is accepted into a church for what he believes and he is turned out for what he knows. (Mark Twain)
- The most henious and the must cruel crimes of which history has record have been committed under the cover of religion or equally noble motives. (Mohandas Gandhi)
- I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. (Mohandas Gandhi)
- A good world needs knowledge, kindliness, and courage; it does not need a regretful hankering after the past or a fettering of the free intelligence by the words uttered long ago by ignorant men. (Bertrand Russell)
- Don't just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.
(Romans 12:9-10 NLT)
- Half of being smart is knowing what you are dumb about.
- If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.
- I believe that appreciation is a holy thing that when we look for what's best in a person we happen to be with at the moment, we're doing what God does all the time. So in loving and appreciating our neighbor, we're participating in something sacred.
(Fred "Mr." Rogers)
- The people and circumstances around me do not make me what I am they reveal who I am.
- Don't worry about what other people think of you; worry about what people you esteem think of you.
- Don't blame your behavior on someone else. You are 100% responsible no matter how bad you are feeling or what's happening in your life.
- Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check. But that is not what I have found. I have found that it is the small things, everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Simple acts of kindness and love. (Gandolf)
- Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born. (Albert Einstein) AGING AGE
- It only takes one to have a happy relationship. (Byron Katie)
- A house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff.
- Peter Pan, even when reading or watching it as a child, has a rare sadness to it. It feels infused with a melancholic ache not often found in the protective, parent-friendly children's literature of today. Perhaps, like all myth, it is because of the pain and tragedy woven into its creation that makes it so timeless.
- I believe in humanity. We are an incredible species. We're still just a child creature, we're still being nasty to each other. And all children go through those phases. We're growing up, we're moving into adolescence now. When we grow up man, we're going to be something!
- Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance. (Martin Luther King, Jr.) [WORK SERVICE KNOWLEDGE]
- Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by unfair economic structures that creates huge inequalities. (Pope Francis)
- In no particular order, I could not or would not exist without air, food, water, gravity, tides, the moon, the sun, night,civilization, the laws of physics, the laws of thermodynamics, the law of the land, ancestors, having sex, DNA, viruses, bacteria, plants, animals, oceans, ice caps,the kindness of strangers, the BigBang, familial bonds, smart people, brave people, memory, medicine, the periodic table of elements, tribal instincts, magnetic fields, weather, Earth's molten core, a rotating Earth, a tilted Earth, tectonic plates, sleep, death, heat consciousness, evolution, teachers, and the miraculous, self-regulating chemical factory that is my body.
Other than that, I like to think of myself as a self-made man. (Chuck Lorre)
- Some people find fault like there's a reward for it. (Zig Ziglar)[CRITIC]
- You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
- Procraffinator: One who puts off his first cup of coffee or tea. (Anonymous)
- Man is not in charge today. money is in charge, money rules. (Pope Francis)
- Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all.
(Arthur James Balfour)
- The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile. (Bertrand Russell)
- Knowledge becomes wisdom only after it has been put to practical use.(Anonymous)
- There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge. (Bertrand Russell)
- It's not knowing what the answer or solution is but simply knowing that there is one, which brings it forth.
Of course, you knew that. (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- I am realistic I expect miracles. (Dr. Wayne Dyer)
- To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.
(Ludwig van Beethoven)
- A patient man is one who can put up with himself. (Anonymous)
- For best results: wash in cold water separately, hang dry and iron with warm iron. For not so good results: drag behind car through puddles, blow-dry on roofrack.
(Laundry instructions on a shirt made by (HEET) Korea)
- The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished. (Anonymous)
- A career is what you're paid for; a calling is what you're MADE for!
- The seven corporate sisters that make up most of US oil production spend $440,000 per day, lobbying in Washington D.C. alone. If you wonder how and why only one set of senators and congressmen come across as delusional and corrupted on climate change, then you need only follow the flow of the oil money.(Anonymous)
- The opposite of faith is not doubt but certainty.
- That broken thing you keep trying to put back together can't even compare with that beautiful thing that's waiting to be built.
- We shall see but little way if we require to understand what we see. How few things can a man measure with the tape of his understanding! How many greater things might he be seeing in the meanwhile! (Henry David Thoreau)
- The older I grow the more I listen to people who don't talk much.
(Germain G. Glien)
- There is no failure. Only feedback.
- Trying to understand the behavior of some people is like trying to smell the color 9.
- We are seeing more and more cases of orthorexia nervosa" people who progressively withdraw different foods in what they perceive as an attempt to improve their health. First, they come off gluten. Then corn. Then soy. Then tomatoes. Then milk. After a while, they don't have anything left to eat and they proselytize about it. Worse is what parents are doing to their children. It's cruel and unusual treatment to put a child on a gluten-free diet without its being indicated medically. Parental perception of a child's feeling better on a gluten-free diet is even weaker than self-perception.
- Those who 'abjure' violence can do so only because others are committing violence on their behalf. (George Orwell)
- Ivan Ilyich's life has been most simple and most ordinary, and therefore most terrible.
- I did not direct my life. I didn't design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That's what life is.
- I was living in Chicago where the Dick Daley Democratic Machine owned everything, so naturally I joined the Goldwater campaign. I said at the time that I did so because I admired that he was a man of principle even though I didn't agree with a single principle he espoused.
- Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
- No matter where "there" is, Donald. No matter what you want. No matter what you need. No matter where you've been. No matter where you're headed. No matter when you ask. No matter how you ask. No matter who's there with you. No matter who else you're thinking of. No matter what, no matter what, no matter what.
Please, believe me, (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.
- If I have to live, then I want to laugh.
- He who takes but never gives, may last for years but never lives. (Anonymous)
- Politics have no relation to morals.
- Time equals life; therefore, waste your time and waste your life, or master your time and master your life.
- May you see God in the faces of friends; hear Him in their voices; feel Him in the touch of their hands. (Anonymous)
- I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become. (C. G. Jung)
- If your understanding of the divine made you kinder, more empathetic, and impelled you to express sympathy in concrete acts of loving-kindness, this was good theology. But if your notion of God made you unkind, belligerent, cruel, or self-righteous, or if it led you to kill in God's name, it was bad theology.
- Don't just do something; sit there. (Anonymous)
- I didn't feel like I needed to decide whether to believe in God or not. So, instead, I just accepted that there was such a thing as a godly attitude.
- Once you quit caring about whether you look good or whether people are belittling you, it gets a lot easier to realize that there is no such thing as bad happening to you.
- The true perspective is love in the big picture, welcoming absolutely whatever comes up, and aiming at the highest good without disappointment at whatever happens. Every event has the seeds of positive value.
- In a deep enough enlightened state, there are no judgments of bad happening to you, which means that there is no disappointment, depression, contempt, irritation or fear. Instead, you are satisfied with all that is.
- People will enter a spiritual path when they get tired of their suffering, their bad moods, their angry outbursts, the failures in their relationships, not liking how other people judge them.
- Suppose I'm stranded on a desert island without food or water. I have no options at all, which means that there is no sensible place in that circumstance for need, fear or suffering. I will either be rescued or will die within a few days. Either way, my only wise purpose is to have a wonderful life, making this an unforgettable experience.
- In an extreme emergency, of course, need might take over and get you to safety. But don't be fooled: need sometimes produces good, but it has taken over, so that your godly perspective must simply take a back seat.
- Whatever answers religions discover must be expressed in myths and metaphors that become creeds and dogmas so that "my religion is right and yours is wrong." The truth is that all the religions might be basically right, once you realize that their truths become ridiculous if you take the metaphors too literally.
- I've found that I can access a power beyond normal when I immerse myself in the spiritual. I think that it's the identical power that all the different religions promote, except that I don't care about whether there are metaphysical truths behind it.
- there is no victory in any war except through our imaginations, through our dedication, and through our work to avoid it.
(Dwight D. Eisenhower)
- Believing in a hating God is worse than useless, and believing that you just have to do your best to get through life gives you no power. A loving God is the path to wisdom, which means grasping what matters.
- A myth is a story that tells the truth, whether or not the story is factually true.
- Don't get caught up in metaphysical speculation. Whatever the ultimate is, your job is to get back into unity with it. And you do that by practices – especially meditation.
- Feelings add texture to life; attachments detract from it. Negative feelings are foolish only when they are victim-like.
- Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
(Dwight D. Eisenhower)
- A demagogue is a person with whom we disagree as to which gang should mismanage the country.
- In separateness lies the world's great misery, in compassion lies the world's true strength. (Albert Schweitzer)
- The true mark of humility is when somebody hurts you and you try to understand their situation instead of trying to hurt them back. (Anonymous)
- Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.
- When life is only a game, you love all of it. If you had that perspective all the time, you'd love everything about your life, and be way better at giving your best in any challenging or threatening circumstance.
- The most popular definition of truth is that a belief is true if it corresponds to how things are. I'm saying something different: a belief is true if it corresponds to the ideal version of our model of the universe.
- Your feelings are outside your control, triggered by your perceptions. So you must start by changing your perceptions. You do that by becoming sensitive to the good in any situation how it's entertaining, what lesson it holds for you, and how to use it to your advantage.
- Wisdom has more to do with perspective than knowledge.
- Life is all about pursuing pictures. You become a victim if you stay attached to them after they no longer make sense.
- Actively reject all the false conclusions that arose with your victim perspective. If you decided that so-and-so is an evil person, reject it now. If you concluded that your job sucks, remember that blaming your job is just a mistake. If you felt hopeless about all your personal weaknesses, embrace them now.
- W•E•L•L: The four principles of a Welcoming Perspective:
Welcome the good in everything.
Enjoy doing whatever makes sense.
Love and support everybody.
Love yourself as you are.
- Love yourself exactly as you are, including all your weaknesses.
- Enthusiastically do your best to move your life forward in the big picture in every circumstance.
- Find and focus on the good in every event welcome the event and dance with it.
- there are two kinds of self-love. One is complacent and the other is part of the intention to know yourself and build a life that works, given all your faults.
- Life is fundamentally interdependent. Sooner or later we all find out that we care about each other, and that the look-out-for-number-one perspective is self-defeating. Our job is to learn to enjoy people and support each other's goals.
- From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.
- We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering.
They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.
Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me and I welcome their hatred. (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
- I no longer go on them, because every roller coaster feels like getting into a car accident over and over.
(Adam Scott Huntington)
- What if today was your "last" day or this week was your "last" week, and heaven had 10,000 angels waiting to serenade you, dancers waiting to dance with you, and reporters waiting to interview you?
Is there a grudge you'd still hold? Something you'd still regret? An unhappy memory that would matter more than forever and ever? (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- Life is just a dirty four-letter word: W-O-R-K.
(J. P. Mcevoy)
- The man who is too old to learn was probably always too old to learn.
(Caryl Parker Haskins)
- Failure does not count. If you accept this, you'll be successful. What causes most people to fail is that after one failure, they'll stop trying.
- The road to Heaven is paved with good intentions.
- When faced with senseless drama, spiteful criticisms and misguided opinions, walking away is the best way to stand up for yourself. To respond with anger is an endorsement of their attitude
- Bonhoeffer knew that the efforts to kill Hitler contradicted his creed of nonviolence.... Violent resistance or tacit acceptance of monstrous cruelty: There was guilt either way. In the end Bonhoeffer chose to sin for the sake of righteousness. He would, in Luther's provocative phrase, sin boldly.
- Bonhoeffer wrote of "natural piety" and "unconscious Christianity," and the category of "the righteous" extended beyond the boundaries of the church to take in all who contended for justice, truth, and human decency.
What a post-metaphysical age required were "aristocrats of virtue," men and women of conscience whose ultimate provenance was the God who orders all things but whose immediate inspiration might or might not have religious content.
- One cannot speak of God by speaking of man in a loud voice.
- The simple original message of the gospel God is love has been obscured over the centuries by the growth of the institutional church and its deadening paraphernalia of doctrines and creeds.
(Adolf von Harnack)
- according to a seminal study of almost 5,000 people by researchers at Harvard and the University of California, San Diego. When you feel happy, a friend who lives within one mile is 25 percent more likely to feel happy, and neighbors are 34 percent more likely to feel happy.
- I am reassured by the fact that real Christian "thinkers" all apparently struggle against the ultimately impossible challenge of confining the grace of God to any orthodoxy. (Don Huntington)
- American fast-food workers reeive almost seven billion dollars a year in public assistance. That's a direct taxpayer subsidy.
- Fast-food executives' compensation packages quadrupled, in constant dollars, between 2000 and 2013. They now take home, on average, nearly twenty-four million dollars a year. Their front-line workers' wages have barely risen in that time, and remain among the worst in U.S. industry.
- America has no statesmen because politicians vote according to the shims of pressure groups.
- There comes a time when you have to stop crossing oceans for people who wouldn't even jump in puddles for you. (Anonymous)
- You don't have to decide whether God exists. Maybe he does and maybe he doesn't. But when you're already worrying that the National Security Agency is reading your emails, it's better not to know whether yet another entity is watching you.
- Never suggest lunch with people you don't want to have lunch with. They will be much less disappointed than you think.
- People's youthful quirks can harden into adult pathologies. What's adorable at 20 can be worrisome at 30 and dangerous at 40.
- There are no grown-ups. We suspect this when we are younger, but can confirm it only once we are the ones writing books and attending parent-teacher conferences. Everyone is winging it, some just do it more confidently.
- Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world. This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power.... Meanwhile, the excluded are still waiting. (Pope Francis)
- Be thankful for the bad things in life. For they open your eyes to the good things you weren't paying attention to before. (Anonymous)
- A pretty face is nothing if you have an ugly heart. (Anonymous)
- You know why it's hard to be happy? It's because we refuse to let go of the things that make us sad.
- "What day is it?", asked Winnie the Pooh "It's today," squeaked Piglet "My favorite day," said Pooh.
- Stop blaming others.
You are as happy or miserable as you choose to be.
- Why do we discover faults so much more readily than perfection.
(Marquise De STVignT)
- There is nobody who is not dangerous for someone.
(Marquise De STVignT)
- Listen to your life, see it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness. Touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.
- It was very good of God to let Carlyle and Mrs. Carlyle marry one another, and so make only two people miserable and not four.
- "Religious freedom doesn't mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs."
- We have two lives the life we learn with and the life we live with after that. Suffering is what brings us toward happiness.
- You know, sometimes I think Republicans and Democrats are just different cheeks on the same butt. (Anonymous)
- I have a crammed, bursting inbox of "truth" for you if you're interested in reading, Church.
It's full of vile profanity, and utter contempt, and crude jokes, and physical violence, and white-hot fear. It's packed with school hallway harassment, and city street beatdowns, and church shunning, and workplace hazing, and brutal self-harm, and all sorts of perpetual, personal terrorism.
And none of it looks a thing like Love to me.
- Before we work on artificial intelligence why don't we do something about natural stupidity?
- e do not learn from experiences, we learn from reflecting on those experiences.
- A smile is a curve that can set everything straight. (Anonymous)
- For me it's a pretty big thing that I didn't feel like a victim even while I was being robbed and hit. I didn't think about it as satisfaction with what was happening, but I think I welcomed the whole experience. For example, I remember thinking that this was going to be one of my favorite memories.
- I doubt anyone will ever see anywhere a memorial to a pessimist. (Anonymous)
- To blame is to b-lame (to disable so as to impair movement).
To commend is to co-mend (to build together).
(Martin Buonora, "martinisms")
- You don't just love a people's good attributes and hate their weaknesses. If you stick too strongly to that, you'll never find true intimacy in a relationship.
- If you believe in God then intellectually you cannot believe in man-made global warming.... You must be either agnostic or atheistic to believe that man controls something he can't create.
- When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love.... (Marcus Aurelius)
- If your plan is for one year plant rice.
If your plan is for ten years plant trees.
If your plan is for one hundred years educate children.
- Like the Good Samaritan, may we not be ashamed of touching the wounds of those who suffer, but try to heal them with concrete acts of love. (Pope Francis)
- If you dreamed of being President of the U.S., and instead ended up being a writer, it makes no sense to get depressed about the path not taken. It's just a mind game.
- If you fail at something, whether due to bad luck or your own foolishness, feeling disappointment is natural. But the game is to let go of it quickly, turning your attention back to playing the game – to minimizing the damage or maximizing the good.
- Goals for your life are only meaningful when you keep starting over from right now, and look for how best to make progress.
- It's harmful to measure the quality of your life against a standard.... When you think that way, you imply that your life isn't good enough now, but might be someday.
- Complete free will would be freedom to do whatever made sense, and still love whatever was going on.
- It's human nature to have your reactions control your life, or to suppress them with other feelings like fear or guilt. It's only human, but that doesn't mean you're stuck with it.
- The same things that are disasters for some people are just the starting conditions for others. Helen Keller had a wonderful life, after she adapted to being utterly blind and deaf. Stephen Hawking has had a full life, including not only epic contributions to science, but marriage and doing cameos in TV shows, all after he adapted to being a quadriplegic without the ability to speak. Whatever happens to you, the only question is how long it takes you to make these the new starting conditions.
- Your foolish feelings are sometimes suppressed by triggered guilt or fear. And sometimes your enthusiasm is triggered. But none of that is free will. You're just being bounced around by whatever feeling is triggered.
- the secret to life is being enthusiastic about doing whatever works, so that you don't need feelings to motivate you.
- You have a welcoming perspective whenever you pursue a goal enthusiastically, glad for the challenges thrown at you, and enjoying yourself even when you lose.
- What wouldn't you give to live, love, and be happy, deliriously happy, forevermore?
Well, that's just it, you needn't give anything. Just decide to live, love, and be happy, deliriously happy, from this moment forward.
And I shall provide, (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- If we were meant to bounce out of bed, we would sleep in toasters. (Anonymous)
- We want to wear out not rust out.
- When you doubt, abstain.
- The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet.
- Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalized. (G. K. Chesterton)
- Love the People God gave you.One day he will need them back. (Anonymous)
- Forgive if you want to be forgiven. No one is perfect and life is too short to be upset. (Anonymous)
- The holiest place on earth is where an ancient hatred has become a present love.
- Sometimes the strongest among us are the ones who smile through silent pain, cry behind closed doors, and fight battles that nobody knows about.
- Jesus of Nazareth will not suffer himself to be modernized as an historical figure... He comes to us as One unknown. (Albert Schweitzer)
- Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong. (Henry Ward Beecher)
- There is a difference between intention and initiative, and nowhere is that difference more stark than in love. We can have the intent to love others, but without initiative, without action, without clear demonstrations of respect and active caring, concern, and compassion for another, intention alone remains useless, soulless. Thinking is not love, giving is.
- When will our conscience grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?"
- Religion is a guy in church thinking about fishing;
spirituality is a guy out fishing thinking about God. (Anonymous)
- The only mistake in life is the lesson not learned. (Albert Einstein)
- Some people have no sense of how they can make or break a person's day.
- The greatest quest in life is to reach one's potential.
- Before you speak to me about your religion, first show it to me in how you treat other people.... In the end, I'm not as interested in what you have to tell or sell as in how you choose to live and give.
- Whether one believers in a religion or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Since the early days, religion has mostly been agreement on what god is NOT, so you can persecute the heterodox.
- Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
(Robert G. Ingersoll)
- I have resigned myself to simply living my life with integrity, less drawn to the art of argument or discussion and am simply living by example. My actions become negligible and intentions made impure by any efforts to impose them on others.
- We have created new idols. The worship of the ancient golden calf has returned in a new and ruthless guise in the idolatry of money and the dictatorship of an impersonal economy lacking a truly human purpose. (Pope Francis)
- You know, I think many people have the mistaken impression that Congress regulates Wall Street. In truth that's not the case. The real truth is that Wall Street regulates the Congress. (Bernie Sanders)
- 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.
(José N. Harris)
- If you look closely enough into the eyes of another, no matter who they are, you will always see me. (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- Self-discipline is a form of freedom. Freedom from laziness and lethargy, freedom from the expectations and demands of others, freedom from weakness and fear and doubt.
- You can become unhinged and cut loose from the world. You can believe you are a permanent outsider. But the innocence of a child will bring you back and give you the shield of joy with which to protect yourself.
- According to a seminal study of almost 5,000 people by researchers at Harvard and the University of California, San Diego, when you feel happy, a friend who lives within one mile is 25 percent more likely to feel happy, and neighbors are 34 percent more likely to feel happy.
- Listening well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.
- Only eyes washed by tears can see clearly.
(Louis L. Mann)
- The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
- Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning. ( C.S. Lewis)
- The problem of pain is atheism's most potent weapon against the Christian faith. (Anonymous)
- A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it.
- There comes a point in your life when you realize:
who never did,
who won't anymore...
and who always will.
So, don't worry about people from your past.
There's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.
(Adam Lindsay Gordon)
- Suffering is the ancient law of love; there is not quest without pain; there is no lover who is not also a martyr.
- Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it; those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it.
- A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds.... He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
- There is only one success ... to be able to spend your life in your own way, and not to give others absurd maddening claims upon it.
- A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.
- Increase of material comforts ... does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth. (Mohandas Gandhi)
- You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, "I release the need for this in my life." (Dr. Wayne Dyer)
- Should you ever hear that voice inside exclaim that you're working too slow, are too easily distracted, or that you should take life more seriously, please rest assured that it absolutely, positively is not me.
I'm the one saying, "You totally rock!" (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- Failure is the tuition you pay for success.
- It is no use to grumble and complain; It's just as cheap and easy to rejoice; When God sorts out the weather and sends rain Why, rain's my choice.
(James Whitcomb Riley)
- The key to abundance is meeting limited circumstances with unlimited thoughts.
- Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.(G. K. Chesterton)
- Today the world is the victim of propaganda because people are not intellectually competent. More than anything the United States needs effective citizens competent to do their own thinking.
(William Mather Lewis)
- It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
- A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.
- People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.
(Romana L. Anderson)
- Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.
- Arguing with idiots is like playing chess with a pigeon... No matter how good you are, the bird is going to shit on the board and strut around like it won anyway. (Anonymous)
- I've learned that...
- So matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
- Sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
- Simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child, did wonders for me as an adult.
- Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
- Money doesn't buy class.
- Under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
- To ignore the facts does not change the facts.
- When you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.
- Love, not time, heals all wounds.
- The easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
- Everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.
No one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
- Life is tough, but I'm tougher.
- When you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
- A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
- When your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in it's little fist, that you're hooked for life.
- Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.
- The less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.
- When joy is expressed and shared, it multiplies. The more joy we share with others, the more aware we become of its source and supply.
- Failure is simply a result that differs from the one you expected.
- Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into. (Dr. Wayne Dyer)
- With us no individual is born with a right to look down upon his neighbor and hold him in contempt. (Mark Twain)
- Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny. ( C.S. Lewis)
- Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.(Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
- I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university. (Albert Einstein)
- The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. (Mark Twain)
- The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.
- He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;
Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;
Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth's beauty or failed to express it;
Who has left the world better than he found it,
Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;
Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had;
Whose life was an inspiration;
Whose memory a benediction.
- I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens. (Woody Allen)
- I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing.
(Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman)
- Just when you think it can't get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can't get any better, it can.
- So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me... everyday.
- There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
- Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings. (Anais Nin)
- You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not. (Jodi Picoult)
- The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
- It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. (Friedrich Nietzsche)
- We tend to seek happiness, when happiness is actually a choice. (Anonymous)
- The sun comes up, it's a new day dawning
It's time to sing your song again
Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes
- Man must be at the center of a universe on a stable planet, or else the core Catholic claim that the omnipotent ruler of the cosmos could satisfy his sense of justice only by sending his son to be tortured to death begins to seem a little frayed.
- The way a kaleidoscope works is to allow fragmentary or disconnected things to become their own harmony.
- Only Micky & Minnie live in Disneyland. Disney happiness doesn't last. (Anonymous)
- Like paint, our faith in God needs to be stirred up.
- Remember the best and forget the rest. (Anonymous)
- Blessing is what we do when we are like God.
- I and the public know
What all schoolchildren learn,
Those to whom evil is done
Do evil in return.
- At your absolute best, you still won't be good enough for the wrong person. At your worst, you'll still be worth it to the right person. (Anonymous)
- I love the kind of hugs where you can physically feel the sadness leaving your body.
- When I say that I am in despair, I am really saying that I have given up on God. Despair says that I am God and if I can't do anything about this situation, then nothing and nobody can.
- Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's head instead of with one's own.
- Money can't buy you friends; but you do get a better class of enemies.
- If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
- Hurt people hurt people. That's how pain patterns get passed on, generation after generation after generation. Break the chain today. Meet anger with sympathy, contempt with compassion, cruelty with kindness. Greet grimaces with smiles. Forgive and forget about finding fault.
Love is the weapon of the future.
- Become friends with people who aren't your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn't the same as yours. Get to know someone who doesn't come from your social class. This is how you see the world. This is how you grow. (Anonymous)
- Never stop investing. Never stop improving. Never stop doing something new.
- Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
- Savor the peak experiences and compliment yourself upon your achieving of them, and expect more of them, and leave everything else out of the equation. (Esther Hicks)
- The most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it.
(Michel Eyquem de Montaigne)
- Nothing is planned, but nothing is accidental. We are not alone, but we are not guided. Destiny is opportunity.
- Good habits, once established are just as hard to break as are bad habits.
- We cannot always build the future of our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
- Work for the fun of it, and the money will arrive some day.
- To attain inner peace you must actually give your life, not just your possessions. When you at last give your life bringing into alignment your beliefs and the way you live then, and only then, can you begin to find inner peace.
- It is necessary to try to surpass one's self always; this occupation ought to last as long as life.
- Take away joyful willingness from the Christian, and you have removed the test of his sincerity. (Charles H. Spurgeon)
- Cynicism didn't put a man on the moon. Cynicism didn't win women the right to vote. Cynicism did not get a Civil Rights Act signed. Cynicism has never won a war. Cynicism has never cured a disease. Cynicism has never started a business. Cynicism has never fed a young mind. I do not believe in a cynical America; I believe in an optimistic America that is making progress.
- Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.'
- The idea that corporations should be only lean, mean, profit-maximizing machines isn't dictated by the inherent nature of capitalism, let alone by human nature.
- Whenever your perspective on something creates emotional pain, it's always because your perspective is still so narrow that you've yet to see all the good it will make possible.
Because it will.
- Do everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way.
- Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what he wants to do.
(Robin G. Collingwood)
- The absolute, most sure-fire way of physically moving in the direction of your dreams on a day-to-day basis, without messing with the "cursed hows," is living them, now, to any degree that you can.
And you so can.
- Never base your budget requests on realistic assumptions, as this could lead to a decrease in your funding.
- His life was a sort of dream, as are most lives with the mainspring left out. (Anonymous)
- Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.
(Max L. Forman)
- Marriage is a wonderful invention, but, then again, so is a bicycle repair kit!
- For twenty-three years I've been dying to tell you what I thought of you! And now... well, being a Christian woman, I can't say it!
(Auntie Em; Wizard of Oz)
- Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
- A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected. (Brian Tracy)
- The end goal of education isn't to get students to answer the right number of questions, the goal is to have curious and creative students who can function in life.
- In ways the human brain is not equipped to see, the truth remains that you could not be who you now are, if others were not who they now are.
Including those people you sometimes wish were not who they now are.
- What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do. (Aristotle)
- Imagination is the pontoon bridge making way for the timid feet of reason.
- If you want to be understood speak clearly; if you want people to think ask a question.
- I caught the happy virus last night when I was out singing beneath the stars. It is remarkably contagious so kiss me.
- The true object of all human life is play. (G. K. Chesterton)
- The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half.
- The stream of history is sometimes filled with people who are stealing, shouting, and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing songs, write poetry and even whittle statues. The story of civilization is the story of what happened on the banks. Historians are pessimists because they ignore the banks for the river.
- Joy and grief are never far apart. In the same street the shutters of one house are closed while the curtains of the next are brushed by the shadows of the dance. A wedding party returns from the church; and a funeral winds to its door. The smiles and sadness of life are the tragicomedy of Shakespeare. Gladness and sighs brighten the dim mirror he beholds.
(Robert Eldridge Willmott)
- Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you.
- Go to friends for advice, woman for love, strangers for charity and relatives for nothing. (Anonymous)
- The perfect creative stance is satisfaction where I am and eagerness for more. (Esther Hicks)
- One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Blessed is the servant who loves his brother as much when he is sick and useless as when he is well and an be of service to him. And blessed is he who loves his brother as well when he is afar off as when he is by his side, and who would say nothing behind his back he might not, in love, say before his face.
(St. Francis of Assisi)
- To succeed in life, you need three things: A wishbone, a backbone, and a funny-bone.
- I write these poems, which are funeral songs
That have been taught to me by vanished time;
Not only to enumerate my wrong
But to pay homage to the late sublime
That comes with seeing how the years have brought
A fitting end, if not the one I sought.
- A "hygiene hypothesis" suggests that developed nations may suffer from too much cleanliness. Some say this could affect our beneficial bacteria, alter our immune systems, and invite microbes into the stomach that might predispose us to food allergies.
- How can an individual or an association, or a country, or an alliance navigate the murky, gray areas while trying to do good in the world? Is it even possible to do good anymore without also inflicting, or being accused of, harm? Are compromises of principle unavoidable? I do not have easy answers, but I believe one must keep trying to figure this out. The risk of Naiveté seems to me far preferable to the abyss of cynicism.
- If you're happy to sit at your desk and not take any risk, you'll be sitting at your desk for the next 20 years.
- Your life will be a mess. And in the end, that's both the joy and the sorrow of it. That's what makes it mysterious. That's what makes it rewarding. That's what makes it terrifying. That's what makes it interesting. That's what makes it a life.
- Lust and greed are more gullible than innocence.
- Complainers change their complaints, but they never reduce the amount of time spent in complaining.
- After an argument, silence may mean acceptance or the continuation of resistance by other means.
- Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.
- And so begins that strange note, found to this day in American conservative magazines, whereby the most privileged caste in the most powerful country in the most prosperous epoch in the whole history of humankind is always sure that everything is going straight to hell and has mostly already got there.
- Humans have complicated every simple gift of the gods.
- Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.
- I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity...of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness.
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
- Celebrity-worship and hero-worship should not be confused. Yet we confuse them every day, and by doing so we come dangerously close to depriving ourselves of all real models. We lose sight of the men and women who do not simply seem great because they are famous but are famous because they are great. We come closer and closer to degrading all fame into notoriety.
(Daniel J. Boorstin)
- We are nothing without our memories, but sometimes they make us less than we could be. (Anonymous)
- There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
- If more people knew how much they are admired, they would be even more admirable.
- Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.
- The time of business does not with me differ from the time of prayer, and in the noise and clatter of my kitchen, while several persons are at the same time calling for different things, I possess God as if I were upon my knees at the blessed sacrament.
- Sometimes the nicest people you meet are covered In tattoos. Sometimes the most judgmental people you meet go to church on Sunday. (Anonymous)
- The tongue has no bones, but it's strong enough to break a heart. So be careful with your words. (Anonymous)
- LeRoy loved the self-made, the marginal, and the eccentric, those with large personalities and, at times, dubious professions.
- Some of us are brainwashed as children. Our need for love and connection overrides the normal functioning of our native intelligence.
- To really enjoy the better things in life, one must first have experienced the things they are better than.
- Thin people are beautiful, but fat people are adorable.
- No wickedness proceeds on any grounds of reason.
- The quest for excellence is a mark of maturity. The quest for power is childish.
- Knowledge is the best eraser in the world for disharmony, distrust, despair, and the endless physical deficiencies of man.
(Orlando A. Battista)
- The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore. (Dale Carnegie)
- Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure.
- What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.
- there comes a point when you have to realize that you'll never be good enough for some people. the question is, is that your problem or theirs? (Anonymous)
- Every time you feel yourself getting pulled into other people's nonsense, repeat these words: not my circus, not my monkeys.
(Anonymous, based on a Polish proverb)
- When you get to a place where you're seeing the positive in others more than the negative, it means you're doing the same for yourself.
- 'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print;
A book's a book, although there's nothing in it.
- In a museum in Havana there are two skulls of Christopher Columbus, one when he was a boy and one when he was a man. (Mark Twain)
- Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.
- It is a mistake to think that Christians ought all to be teetotalers; Mohammedanism, not Christianity, is the teetotal religion. ( C.S. Lewis)
- Of course it may be the duty of a particular Christian, or of any Christian, at a particular time, to abstain from strong drink, either because he is the sort of man who cannot drink at all without drinking too much, or because he wants to give the money to the poor, or because he is with people who are inclined to drunkenness and must not encourage them by drinking himself. But the whole point is that he is abstaining, for a good reason, from something which he does not condemn and which he likes to see other people enjoying. One of the marks of a certain type of bad man is that he cannot give up a thing himself without wanting everyone else to give it up. ( C.S. Lewis)
- People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used. (Anonymous)
- Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way. (Martin Luther King, Jr.) [WORK SERVICE ATTITUDE]
- I again recommend a law prohibiting all corporations from contributing to the campaign expenses of any party. Such a bill has already passed one House of Congress. Let individuals contribute as they desire; but let us prohibit in effective fashion all corporations from making contributions for any political purpose, directly or indirectly.
- I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.
- Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form.
- Old age has its pleasures, which though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.
- Few persons know how to be old. (François De la Rochefoucauld)
- This increase in the life span and in the number of our senior citizens presents this Nation with increased opportunities: the opportunity to draw upon their skill and sagacity and the opportunity to provide the respect and recognition they have earned. It is not enough for a great nation merely to have added new years to life our objective must also be to add new life to those years. (John F. Kennedy)
- When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.
- Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
- I recently turned 60. Practically a third of my life is over. (Woody Allen)
- If we can laugh at it, we can live with it.
- Continuous effort not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential. (Sir Winston Churchill)
- There were many times my pants were so thin I could sit on a dime and tell if it was heads or tails.
- Anyone afraid of what he thinks television does to the world is probably just afraid of the world.
- If you want to get an idea across, wrap it up in a person.
- You get to decide where your time goes. You can either spend it moving forward, or you can spend it putting out fires. You decide. And if you don't decide, others will decide for you.
- We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.
- The secret of my success is that at an early age I discovered I was not God.
(Sri da Avabhas)
- Intellectual modesty in the face of mystery and complexity may be the surest wisdom.
- Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
- Someone who is worthy of your love will never put you in a situation where you feel you must sacrifice your dignity, your integrity, or…your self-worth to be with them.
- It is the Holy Spirit's job to convict, God's job to judge, and my job to love. (Billy Graham)
- You see a person's true colors when they are no longer beneficial in your life. (Anonymous)
- Wise men are not wise at all hours, and will speak five times from their taste or their humor, to once from their reason. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
- The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.
(William F. Buckley)
- Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.
- We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light.
- When you're in the right, you can afford to keep your temper. When in the wrong, you can't afford to lose it.
- The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that ain't so. (Mark Twain)
- Humor is one of the most serious tools we have for dealing with impossible situations.
- To love a person is to see the face of God.
- To love a person is to see all of their magic and to remind them of it when they have forgotten. (Anonymous)
- Many a time I have wanted to stop talking and find out what I really believed.
- At the core of every moral code there is a picture of human nature, a map of the universe, and a version of history. To human nature (of the sort conceived), in a universe (of the kind imagined), after a history (so understood), the rules of the code apply.
- We are all captives of the picture in our head our belief that the world we have experienced is the world that really exists.
- Pleasure helps you forget. But pain, pain forces you to hope. You tell yourself this can't last. Today could be different. Today something just might change.
- Thrift is misery with a good press agent.
- When you take the problems of the world on your shoulders, your body doesn't feel good. It's just that simple. Leave the problems of the world to the individual problem-makers of the world, and you be the joy-seeker that you are. (Esther Hicks)
- Drama doesn't just show up at your door. You either created it, invited it or you're hanging out with it.
- The trouble with troublesome people is that they often have much to teach to those they trouble.
- You don't have to do "it" right, you just have to try to do it right.
And then you will have done it right.
- When we forget to use visualization and imagination, it is like not using our minds.
- Do you know that the ready concession of minor points is a part of the grace of life?
- The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity, and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted activity, will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
(John William Gardner)
- Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us daily.
- If you are still being hurt by an event that happened to you at twelve, it is the thought that is hurting you now.
- Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
(Madame Marie Curie)
- Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with.
(Robert Staughton Lynd)
- When an old man dies, a library burns to the ground.
- My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. (Thomas Jefferson)
- The best revenge is massive success.
- Our passions are the winds that propel our vessel. Our reason is the pilot that steers her. Without winds the vessel would not move and without a pilot she would be lost. (Anonymous)
- I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. (Thomas Jefferson)
- I can't take my Catholic belief, my article of faith, and legislate it on a Protestant or a Jew or an atheist.
- To tolerant everything is to teach nothing.
(F. J. Kinsma)
- It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference. (Zig Ziglar)
- Acceptance doesn't mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there's got to be a way through it.
(Michael J. Fox)
- If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. (Anonymous)
- I will not seek perfection; I will seek to do my best and welcome correction.
- A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
- The American political system places power in the hands of plutocrats and bankers at the expense of ordinary, middle-class Americans. "Big Corporations hire armies of lobbyists to get billion-dollar loopholes into the tax system and persuade their friends in Congress to pass laws that keep the playing ﬁeld their favor," Warren writes. "hardworking families are just have 'to live with less.'"
(New Yorker Magazine quoting Senator Elizabeth Warren)
- We always believe our first love is our last, and our last love our first.
(George John Whyte-Melville)
- Strict punctuality is perhaps the cheapest virtue which can give force to an otherwise utterly insignificant character.
(John F. Boyes)
- Ever notice how it's easier to fall in love, and to be fallen in love with, when you're busy?
- There are some folks that are alive 'cause it's illegal to kill 'em. (Anonymous)
- Removing yourself from God's love. You send yourself to hell. God does not send you there.
- If God is love, then hell is the absence of God's love. And, can you imagine how great it is to be loved? Can you imagine how great it is to be loved fully? To be loved totally? To be loved, you know, beyond your ability to imagine? And imagine if you knew that was a possibility, and then that was taken from you, and you knew that you would never be loved. Well that's hell to be alone, and know what you've lost.
- Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
- I know you are upset, why don't you post something passive-aggressive in your facebook status and not explain the situation to anyone? (Anonymous)
- We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.
(R. Buckminster Fuller)
- An entire sea of water can't sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can't put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.
- The gift of mental power comes from God, Divine Being, and if we concentrate our minds on that truth, we become in tune with this great power.
- You just can't complain about being alive. It's self-indulgent to be unhappy. [When asked how she has coped since husband's death.]
- Everything in your life, right now, is awesome. Everything is in its right place, under grace, and whether or not this makes perfect sense yet, one day it will. And the time swiftly approaches when you'll be exceedingly grateful for all that has brought you to this day and contributed to who you've become, because it is exactly that person who is now poised to live as you have always dreamed you would one day live.
- If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got.
- Worry is a total waste of time. It doesn't change anything. All it does is taint your mind and steals your joy. (Anonymous)
- Have you ever just looked at someone and knew the wheel was turning but the hamster was dead? (Anonymous)
- As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
- Feeling gratitude in advance, before you even receive, as if you already had, whether for direction or abundance or anything else, opens the floodgates.
- Money is one of the most important subjects of your entire life. Some of life's greatest enjoyments and most of life's greatest disappointments stem from your decisions about money.
Whether you experience great peace of mind or constant anxiety will depend on getting your finances under control. (Robert G. Allen)
- Love can never give too much, But those of us who love can give in too much.
(Alfred Stuart Jr.)
- There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination. (Edmund Burke)
- It does not matter what path you take, but it does matter if the path you are taking is something that you are believing is appropriate. Nothing is more damaging to you than to do something that you believe is wrong. (Esther Hicks)
- The mind like a parachute functions only when open. (Anonymous)
- If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years. (Bertrand Russell)
- Everything you do is based on the choices you make. It's not your parents, your past relationships, your job, the economy, the weather, an argument, or your age that is to blame. You and only you are responsible for every decision and choice you make, period. (Anonymous)
- Every time we open our mouths to speak or sing we are affecting ourselves and the people hearing us. By opening up your voice to its greatest possibilities, you will experience positive changes both physically and emotionally. Change the way you sound and enjoy the success it will bring to you.
- Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when you only have one.
- Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren't inherently bad people, but they aren't the right people for us.
- The next time you feel really hurt, really angry, or really, really upset, and you're sure that even I have been violated, shaken, and humbled, quick, check and see if the sky is any less blue, the sun any less radiant, the birds have stopped singing, or the flowers have lost their scent.
I'll wager you'll find that life has gone on much as before. Too consumed by the powers of now and the inevitabilities of love, understanding, and eternal life to have even missed a beat.
- Enthusiasm makes ordinary people extraordinary. (Anonymous)
- If you don't make the time to work on creating the life you want, you're eventually going to be forced to spend a LOT of time dealing with a life you DON'T want.
- Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance. (Brian Tracy)
- I have no particular talent; I am only passionately curious. (Albert Einstein)
- Clean your finger before you point at my spots. (Ben"Franklin)
- Life is tragic for those who have plenty to live on and nothing to live for. (Anonymous)
- When everyone is against you, it means you are absolutely wrong -- or you are absolutely right.
- Whenever we're afraid, it's because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
- True love does not just sit around and sympathize. True love gets in where the action is, rolls up its sleeve and does something at the cost of labor, at the cost of weariness and sleeplessness. LOVE LABORS, it's not just a passive emotion, it's an active driving force that drives people to sacrificial labor on behalf of others.
- Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death. I can work out a good character much faster than anyone can lie me out of it
- Some want to live within the sound Of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop, Within a yard of hell.
- I cannot divine how it happens that the man who knows the least is the most argumentative.
(Giovani della Casa)
- Being free of pretense does not mean you are in touch with the truth. Sincerity is not proof. (Anonymous)
- I channel other people's offensive behaviors into learning moments by trying to get in touch with my inner Gandhi rather than feeling dejected and abandoned. No easy feat!
- Faith is that strengthening power within Urging me on my way, Teaching me all that I must know, Helping to obey. Faith is that strengthening power within Lighting the road I trod, Helping me know which way to go, Pointing the way to God. (Anonymous)
- The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.
(William H. Gass)
- Logic will get you from A to B.
Imagination will take you everywhere. (Albert Einstein)
- Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
- Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.
- Sticks and stones are hard on bones aimed with angry art.
Words can sting like anything but silence breaks the heart.
- It's better to be lucky than good.
- We do not need more of the things that are seen. We need more of the things that are unseen.
- Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most. No need to be their reflection.
- Better to eat Twinkie's with a friend than to eat broccoli alone. (Anonymous)
- My wife said to me that I should get some tools to fix the fence. I went to Home Depot. Came back with Raul.
- People don't want free stuff; they want stuff for free. Had a FREE washer & dryer. Two weeks nothing. Put a sign $200. Stolen right away.
- The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
- These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. These are things we don't know we don't know.
- Not to know is bad; not to wish to know is worse.
- A single twig is weak and easily broken,
But many twigs together are strong.
United we create a bundle of strength and love. (Anonymous)
- Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
(Philip K. Dick)
- Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn't fit in with the core belief.
- As I grow older I have far less patience for arrogance disguised as righteousness.
(David Schickler & Jonathan Tropper)
- If you suffer it is because of you. If you feel blissful it is because of you. Nobody else is responsible only you and you alone. You are your hell and your heaven too.
- We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say "It's not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem." Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.
- I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey but I turned myself around. (Anonymous)
- don't care if you're black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you. Simple as that.
- A man is great not because he hasn't failed; a man is great because failure hasn't stopped him.
- The person who doesn't know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn't know where his last dollar went. (Anonymous)
- Today you are You
That is truer than true
There is no one alive
That is more youer than You. (Dr. Seuss)
- There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.
- The moderate Republican tradition is all but gone, and the reactionaries who claim Reagan's banner display none of his ideological finesse. Rejection is all. Obama can never be opposed vehemently enough.
- Obama has every right to claim a long list of victories since he took office: ending two wars; an economic rescue no matter how imperfect; strong Supreme Court nominations; a lack of major scandal; essential support for an epochal advance in the civil rights of gays and lesbians; more progressive executive orders on climate change, gun control and the end of torture; and, yes health-care reform.
- I have never consciously used him or his wife in a book, but his farm has come very handy to me in literature, once or twice. In "Huck Finn" and in "Tom Sawyer Detective" I moved it down to Arkansas. It was all of six hundred miles, but it was no trouble, it was not a very large farm; five hundred acres, perhaps, but I could have don it if it had been twice as large. And as for the morality of it, I cared nothing for that. I would move a State if the exigencies of literature required it. (Robert Frost)
- The home was made in the wee village of Florida in Monroe County, and I was born there in 1835. The village contained a hundred people and I increased the population by 1 per cent. It is more than the best man in history ever did for any other town. It may not be modest in me to refer to this but it is true. There is no record of a person doing as much not even Shakespeare. But I did it for Florida, and it shows that I could have done it for any place even London, I suppose. (Robert Frost)
- A good scientist spends his whole career questioning his own facts. One of the most dangerous things you can do is believe. (Anonymous)
- Like a piece of ice, the poem must ride on its own melting. (Robert Frost)
- Don't like gay marriages? Don't get one...
Don't like cigarettes? Don't smoke them...
Don't like abortions? Don't get one...
Don't like sex? Don't have it...
Don't like drugs? Don't do them...
Don't like porn? Don't watch it...
Don't like alcohol? Don't drink it...
Don't like your rights taken away???
Don't take away someone else's...
- We must never underestimate our power to be wrong when talking about God, when thinking about God, when imagining God, whether in prose or in poetry. A generous orthodoxy, in contrast to the tense, narrow, or controlling orthodoxies of so much of Christian history, doesn't take itself too seriously. It is humble. It doesn't claim too much. It admits it walks with a limp.
(Brian D. McLaren)
- The measure of a man is not the number of his servants, but in the number of people whom he serves.
(Paul D. Moody)
- The poets were not alone in sanctioning myths, for long before the poets the states and the lawmakers had sanctioned them as a useful expedient. They needed to control the people by superstitious fears, and these cannot be aroused without myths and marvels.
- The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
- In order to preserve an elevated state of mind, be happy for those who are happy, cultivate compassion for those who are sad, feel delight for those deemed to be lucky (virtuous or righteous), and experience indifference towards those perceived to be wicked.
- Hate: it has caused a lot of problems in the world but has not solved one yet. (Maya Angelou)
- Miraculous transformations occur when we change the nature of our thinking from fear and limitation to faith and love.
- The guns and bombs, the rockets and the warships, all are symbols of human failure.
(Lyndon B. Johnson)
- What's the use of happiness? It can't buy you money.
- Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. (Ayn Rand)
- When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them.
- Ego says, "Once everything falls into place, I'll feel peace."
Spirit says, "Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place."
- A strong marriage rarely has two strong people at the same time. It's usually a husband and wife taking turns being strong for the other. In those moments when your spouse is weak, be strong for them. In those moments when you're weak, allow them to be your strength.
- When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
- Although I am twain in my own person I am only half a person in my matrimonial form, and sometimes my wife shows that she is so much better and nobler than I am, that I seriously question if I am really any more than about a quarter! (Mark Twain)
- The attitude you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from, more than what you tell them.
They don't remember what you try to teach them.
They remember what you are.
- I love humans; I respect their beliefs.
- Close friends love you for who you are, not what they want you to be.
- If we don't change, we don't grow.
If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
- Those old habits don't have to be erased, they just become replaced by a new habit that is more in harmony with who you are and what you want. (Esther Hicks)
- Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
- No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- You love God as much as the one you love the least.
(Father John Hugo)
- Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us and those around us more effectively. Look for the learning.
(Louisa May Alcott)
- We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, "Blessed are they that morn." (C.S. Lewis)[SUFFERING ATTITUDE]
- Good Luck is when Preparation meets Opportunity.
- It's easy to make a buck; it's difficult to make a difference.
- Service without reflection is like eating without digestion. (Edmund Burke)
- The wise man applauds he who he thinks most virtuous; the rest of the world applauds the wealthy.
- Tradition is what you resort to when you don't have the time or the money to do it right.
(Kurt Herbert Adler)
- You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
- I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
- He who cannot forgive another breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself. (Geroge Herbert)
- Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. (Anonymous)
- Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. (Henry Ford) [ATTITUDE]
- All you have to do is know where you're going.
The answers will come to you of their own accord.
- Like anything else, you'll never truly understand until it happens to you, and even then, it takes a while to understand it.(Anonymous)
- Stress is what fills the gap between what we want and what we get.
- The bulbs waited till April in the ground patient in their time. (Anonymous)
- I like flaws and feel more comfortable around people who have them. I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.
- A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it. (Alexandre Dumas)
- We are so often caught up in our destination that we forget to appreciate the journey, especially the goodness of the people we meet on the way. (Anonymous)
- No great advance has ever been made in science, politics, or religion, without controversy.
- To cure is to remove the disease. To heal is to make whole, and wholeness can belong as much to the infirm as to the healthy. "The first reform," Pope Francis said, "must be the attitude."
- Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see.
- Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes crimes out of things that are not crimes.
- Good behavior is the last refuge of mediocrity.
(Henry S. Haskins)
- People who are sensible about love are incapable of it.
(Douglas Yates) Lots of people are dead, and they're just not clever enough to fall over and decompose.
- You can always create your own experience of life in a beautiful and enjoyable way if you keep your love turned on within you regardless of what other people say or do.
(Ken Keyes, Jr.)
- Your failures won't hurt you until you start blaming them on others. (Anonymous)
- If you expect miracles in your life, then release any attachment to the outcome.
- Everybody in life is either a lifter or a leaner.
- I would not speak about "absolute" truths, even for believers.... Truth is a relationship. As such, each one of us receives the truth and expresses it from within, that is to say, according to one's own circumstances, culture, and situation in life. (Pope Francis)
- Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
- Reflection turns experience into insight.
- Just because you're miserable doesn't mean you can't enjoy your life.
- When you buy from an independent artist you are buying more than just a painting or a novel or a song. You are buying hundreds of hours of experimentation and thousands of failures. You are buying days, weeks, months, years of frustration and moments of pure joy. You are buying nights of worry about paying the rent, having enough money to eat, having enough money to feed the children, the birds..., the dog. You aren't just buying a thing you are buying a piece of heart, part of a soul, a private moment in someone's life. Most importantly, you are buying that artist more time to do something they are truly passionate about; something that makes all of the above worth the fear and doubt; something that puts the life into living.
(Rebekah Joy Plett)
- If I have harmed anyone, in any way, either knowingly or unknowingly through my own confusions, I ask forgiveness.
If anyone has harmed me, in any way, either knowingly or unknowingly through their own confusions, I forgive them.
And if there is a situation I am not yet ready to forgive, I forgive myself for that.
For all the ways that I harm myself, negate, doubt, belittle myself, judge or be unkind to myself through my own confusions, I forgive myself.
- A belief is nothing more than a chronic pattern of thought, and you have the ability if you try even a little bit to begin a new pattern, to tell a new story..... (Esther Hicks)
- Do not regret growing older.... It is a privilege denied to many. (Anonymous)
- I've seen better days, but I've also seen worse. I don't have everything I want, but I do have all I need. I woke up with some aches and pains, but I woke up. My life may not be perfect, but I am blessed. (Anonymous)
- Spending time with children is more important than spending money on children.
(Anthony Douglas Williams)
- If you are depressed, you are living in the past.
If you are anxious, you are living in the future.
If you are at peace, you are living in the present.
- I don't have time to worry about who doesn't like me.... I'm too busy loving the people who love me. (Anonymous)
- Sometimes the thing that didn't work out for your very best, really did.
- Nature has perfections, in order to show that she is the image of God; and defects, to show that she is only his image.
- My life is God's present to this world. I am going to value it, package it, and give back to the world as my service to God.
- Having a dream is awesome.
Having a dream and showing up every day, even when nothing seems to be happening, is priceless.
But having a dream and showing up every day, while sauntering, winking, and hugging everyone, is when the floodgates begin to tremble.
- A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Where God knows not God,
And heaven has been misplaced,
Thy kingdom still comes.
Haiku very much!
- Friendships are fragile things and require as much care in handling as any other fragile and precious thing.
(Randolph S. Bourne)
- Men who truly loves you will never let you go, no matter how hard the situation is.
A women who truly loves you will be angry at you for so many things, but will stick around.
- Anything you do can get you fired; this includes doing nothing. (Anonymous)
- Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you.... Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.
(Saint Francis de Sales)
- Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
(Theodore Isaac Rubin)
- The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
- Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it
- It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.
- A society that puts equality in the sense of equality of outcome ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom. The use of force to achieve equality will destroy freedom, and the force, introduced for good purposes, will end up in the hands of people who use it to promote their own interests.
- Finally you have to say,"This isn't about me. I didn't wage this war. I didn't pick this war. I don't understand this war. I'm not going to think about this war, and I'm not going to use it as my excuse to not feel good any more." (Esther Hicks)
- Falling in love is only half of what I want. Staying in love with you till forever is the other. (Anonymous)
- People who sing their own praises usually end up singing solos. (Anonymous)
- Solitude is the despair of fools, the torment of the wicked, and the joy of the good. (Anonymous)
- The six most important words: I admit I made a mistake The five most important words: You did a good job The four most important words: What is YOUR opinion? The three most important words: If you please The two most important words: Thank You The one most important word: We The least important word: I. (Anonymous)
- Be miserable. Or motivate yourself.
Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice. (Dr. Wayne Dyer)
- It is better that a child should cry than that its parents should.
- The true fanatic is a theocrat, someone who sees himself as acting on behalf of some super personal force: the Race, the Party, History, the proletariat, the Poor, and so on. These absolve him from evil, hence he may safely do anything in their service.
- Don't just teach your children to read.... Teach them to question what they read.Teach them to question everything.
- I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God, it changes me. ( C.S. Lewis)
- One part of knowledge consists in being ignorant of such things as are not worthy to be known.
- The true saint goes in and out amongst the people and eats and sleeps with them and buys and sells in the market and marries and takes part in social intercourse, and never forgets God for a single moments.
- It takes a clever man to turn cynic and a wise man to be clever enough not to.
- There is not one other reason for life than joy. We've got nothing to prove to anyone, because nobody other than All-That-Is is watching.... We're not trying to get it done, because there is no ending we cannot get it done. Everything exists for the purpose of joy in the moment. (Esther Hicks)
- Your resources are always far greater than you imagine them to be. Never ask, "Can I do this?"
Ask instead, "How can I do this?"
- The good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot, and realize how blessed you are for what you have. (Anonymous)
- It is in these acts called trivialities that the seeds of joy are forever wasted, until men and women look round with haggard faces at the devastation their own waste has made, and say, the earth bears no harvest of sweetness calling their denial knowledge. (George Eliot)
- For the truly faithful, no miracle is necessary. For those who doubt, no miracle is sufficient.
- Thinkers think and doers do. But until the thinkers do and the doers think, progress will be just another word in the already overburdened vocabulary of the talkers who talk. (Anonymous)
- There exists only the present instant... a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand years hence.
- Jesus didn't come as a philosopher or general but as a carpenter.
- If triangles were intelligent their God would be eminently triangular.
- When there is danger, a good leader takes the front line; but when there is celebration, a good leader stays in the back of the room
- Nothing that you could put ketchup on could ever be called 'superb.'
- Men never get lost, but we sometimes become uncertain of our position.
- I am the ghost of Christmas Future Perfect Subjunctive: I will show you what would have happened were you not to have changed your ways! (Anonymous)
- As you watch children playing in the mud and having great joy in it, you might not enjoy playing in the mud, but they do. And so, there's somebody enjoying doing something you don't want to do. And that pretty much applies to everything. (Esther Hicks)
- Growing old has its compensations: all the things you couldn't have when you were young you no longer want. (Anonymous)
- The active part of man consists of powerful instincts, some of which are gentle and continuous; others violent and short; some baser, some nobler, and all necessary.
(Francis W. Newman)
- The secret to your future is hidden in your daily routine. You have to be self-disciplined to spend your time wisely.
- Sometimes you have to love people from a distance and give them the space and time to get their minds right before you let them back into your life.
- Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel. (John Churton Collins)
- As children we naturally pretend and act like we are what we wish we could be. Later, as we get older and continue that practice, we are accused of being pretentious. Nature had it right. Pretending is the art of creation. Our innate ability to create our own reality.
- In your 20's it's a time to find yourself. In your 30's and 40's, to perhaps raise a family. But in your 50's and 60's, it's a time to become significant, give back, and allow your insight in life, to make a difference.
- You are the victim of the sickness industry, unless you make a conscious effort to take charge of your own health.
- What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know it's what we know for sure that just ain't so, (Mark Twain)
- The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering
- Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
(Francois la Rochefoucauld)
- If a person only wants to hear things that reinforce their own beliefs, thinkers will always be labeled as arrogant because they dare to think out of the proverbial box. Enlightenment only comes when we accept the idea that our ideas could be wrong, and ask, what do you have for me today to challenge my beliefs. I am open.
- To give & expect nothing, is the only way to live, for often, that is exactly what you get!!!
- I woke up this morning, and had a near life experience.
- Wine is as intoxicating as a women, but when drank in excess, leaves much less pain.
- There are exceptions to every rule, including this one.
- Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions. (Albert Einstein)
- God created the big bang. Then we came along. We're suppose to be in his image, but for the most part, we suck at it.
- The past is a trail you leave behind, much like the wake of a speedboat. That is, it's a vanishing trail temporarily showing you where you were. The wake of a boat doesn't affect it's course obviously it can't since it appears behind the boat. So consider this image when you exclaim that your past is the reason you aren't moving forward. (Dr. Wayne Dyer)
- Humble people don't think less of themselves ... they just think of themselves less.
(Norman Vincent Peale)
- As I reach the Golden Years of my life, I do my best, to do my duty, to God and my country and not in my pants....
- The reasonable man adapts himself to the conditions that surround him... The unreasonable man adapts surrounding conditions to himself... All progress depends on the unreasonable man. (George Bernard Shaw)
- Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
- We are all broken, in that we are imperfect and flawed. But, we don't need saving, we just need to be understood, loved, and accepted.
Like cut gemstones, we have facets. To see them clearly, you need only change your prospective.
- I like to hang around people who disagree with me. It's a great way to make sure you are thinking correctly. Always question your closely held beliefs.
- Everything doesn't happen for a reason. Things just happen, and then we assign a reason to what just happened.
- She has a wonderful nose, a glorious body and long luscious legs. She has a fruity fragrance and in just the right light, she possesses the color of ruby's. I make love to 2 glasses a night.
- I focus on what's really important in life. Quality rather than appearance...ethics rather than rules...integrity rather than domination...knowledge rather than achievement...serenity rather than acquisitions. (Dr. Wayne Dyer)
- 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)
- Everybody has something to teach us. It may be humility, strength, tolerance, love, prospective, health, truth, kindness.... What ever it is, when they come along, it's our job to listen
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
(William Arthur Ward)
- Reflection turns experience into insight. (Anonymous)
- The "pursuit of happiness" is an American myth. The ideologies and governments of this century that promised happiness, have left people with more material possessions, but less psychological well-being. Many of the citizens are emotionally bankrupt and unhappy. The demands of life in our current socioeconomic system require that we keep running and running with little or no breaks.... Like their parents, most of the young professionals will drift through life racing for the "American Dream," going through very expensive trial-and-error lessons and struggling to achieve happiness and fulfillment.
- If things are natural, they're easy. If they're unnatural they're difficult. I have never met a man who found it difficult to marry, but I have never found a man who found it easy to divorce either. (Anonymous)
- Everything requires time. It is the only truly universal condition. All work takes place in time and uses up time. Yet most people take for granted this unique, irreplaceable, and necessary resource. Nothing else, perhaps, distinguishes effective executives as much as their tender loving care of time.
- You just never know who in the crowd, standing beside you in line or passing you in the street, might be raised in spirit, or even lifted from despair, by the kindness in your glance or the comfort of your smile.
But they may never forget.
- You can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path.
- One of the problems the internet has introduced is that in the electronic village all the village-idiots have internet access.
- No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure. (Napoleon Hill)
- Our self-image and our habits tend to go together.
Change one and you will automatically change the other. (Napoleon Hill)
- Attract what you expect,
Reflect what you desire,
Become what you respect,
Mirror what you admire. (Anonymous)
- Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good. (Maya Angelou)
- I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children they just about throw up.
- Try not to confuse "attachment" with "love." Attachment is about fear and dependency, and more to do with love of self than love of another. Love without attachment is the purest love because it isn't about what others can give you because you're empty. It is about what you can give others because you're already full!
- Teamwork is what the Green Bay Packers were all about. They didn't do it for individual glory. They did it because they loved one another.
- Do not accept appearances of good and evil at face value. Accept them only as mirage, illusion, a form of malpractice, or hypnotism, and above all things, do not accept them as something that has to be healed, reformed, changed, or corrected.
- Love is dangerous but it is worth the risk. ( C.S. Lewis)
- The 3 pound, pinkish gray wrinkly guck in your skull contains about 100 billion neurons. Each Can hook up with up to 10,000 others; hence, there are at least 100 trillion connections in your brain, which is more than there are stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.
- Dear Lord,
I bet it is hard for you to love all the people all the time. There are only four people in my family and I can't love all of them all the time. (Small child's prayer) (Anonymous)
- We are wealthy we work five days a week but eat seven days; even if one works, the whole family eats.
- "The person ahead of you paid for your coffee." (Seventeen people in a row at a Starbucks did that.) (Anonymous)
- You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
- Change: One of the hardest lesson in life is letting go. Whether it's Guilt, Anger, Love, Loss, etc. Change is never easy, you fight to hold on and you fight to let go. (Anonymous)
- Six Ethics in Life.
Before you Pray, believe.
Before you Speak, Listen.
Before you Spend, Earn.
Before you Write, Think.
Before you Quit, Try
Before you Die, live.
- In order to have great happiness, you have to have great pain and unhappiness otherwise how would you know when you're happy?
- We met for a reason, either you're a blessing or a lesson.
- We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American Eagle in order to feather their own nests.
( Franklin D. Roosevelt) [POLITICS]
- Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself.
(Mark A. Cooper)
- You will always, almost always, most of you, choose negative emotion over no emotion. Because emotion indicates desire. It's exciting! (Esther Hicks)
- People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains, new stars, garish birds, freak fish, grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something.
- The strongest factor for success is self-esteem: Believing you can do it, believing you deserve it and believing you'll get it. (Anonymous)
- You can be the ripest, juciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches.
(Dita Von Teese)
- You may tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, poetry, love, and romance can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond.
()Francis P. Church
- Do not worry, eat three square meals a day, say your prayers, be courteous to your creditors, keep your digestion good, exercise, go slow and go easy. Maybe there are other things that your special case requires to make you happy, but my friend, these, I reckon, will give you a good lift.
- Your life can be as wonderful or as horrible as you allow it to be. It all depends upon the thoughts that you practice. And therein lies the basis of anyone's success: How much do I practice thoughts that bring me joy, and how much do I practice thoughts that bring me pain? (Esther Hicks)
- Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
- Do not underestimate yourself by comparing yourself with others. It's our differences that make us unique and beautiful.
- To be content does not mean that you don't desire more, it means you're thankful for what you have and patient for what's to come.
- He railed against welfare cheats and defended the death penalty. He worried about the national debt, big government, bureaucrats who lacked common sense, permissive parents, leftist radicals and America succumbing to moral decay. He championed rugged individualism, love of God and country, and the fundamental decency of ordinary people.
(NY Times obituary of Paul Harvey)
- You can always tell when you are on the road to success; it's uphill all the way.
- Do not wait: the time will never be 'just right.'
Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along. (Napoleon Hill)
- Your mind is a garden.
Your thoughts are the seeds.
You can grow flowers
or you can grow weeds.
- The world does not pay for what a person knows, but it pays for what a person does with what he knows.
- Most people are in favor of progress, it's the changes they don't like. (Anonymous)
- It's really important that you feel good. Because this feeling good is what goes out as a signal into the universe and starts to attract more of itself to you. So the more you can feel good, the more you will attract the things that help you feel good and that will keep bringing you up higher and higher.
- To teach successfully we must tell all we know, but only what is adaptable to the student.
- Women, we don't say this enough, but thank you.
Thank you for not killing us in our sleep.
- Friends are like rainbows, they shine the brightest in a storm.
- The reality of life is that your perceptions right or wrong influence everything else you do. When you get a proper perspective of your perceptions, you may be surprised how many other things fall into place.
- A strong positive attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.
- Saying yes to happiness means learning to say no to things and people that stress you out.
- Leaders are dealers in hope. (Napoleon Bonaparte)
- I destroy my enemies when I make them my friend.
- One day someone is going to hug you so tight that all of your broken pieces will stick back together. (Anonymous)
- Failure is only postponed success as long as courage coaches ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
- Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
- The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination. (Voltaire)
- The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor find much fun in life.
- Religion is belief in someone else's experience. Spirituality is having your own experience.
- Nothing is worth your unhappiness; not because the awful and ugly don't happen, but because there's always more of the really good stuff.
- I suppose some editors are failed writers; but so are most writers.
(T. S. Eliot)
- Vision without execution is hallucination. (Thomas Edison)
- There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world.
We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it. (Dale Carnegie)
- School failed me, and I failed the school. It bored me. The teachers behaved like Feldwebel (sergeants). I wanted to learn what I wanted to know, but they wanted me to learn for the exam. (Albert Einstein)
- Be on guard against those who help others in the name of sacrifice, selflessness, or altruism, instead of in the name of joy. Because usually, they don't really help all that much.
- Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding. (Mohandas Gandhi)
- Everyone practices cafeteria religion.
- My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.
- Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, "children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation." Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky.
- Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. (Mark Twain)
- If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to meet it!
- If the human eye were a digital camera it would have 576 megapixels. (Anonymous)
- Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.
- If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done." (Thomas Jefferson)
- Let us be the first to give a friendly sign;
to nod first, smile first, speak first,
and if such a thing is necessary forgive first.
- Realize what you really want. It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging gold.
(William Moulton Marston)
- It's always been my philosophy: Turn the page. If something falls through, turn the page. It's over with, get used to it, get on with it. Very simple. It's always worked for me.
- Watch your thoughts, they become your beliefs. Watch your beliefs, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character.
- If You Have a Choice, Don't Choose to Be Hurt.
- I've decided to be happy because it's good for my health. (Voltaire)
- You are what you are and where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You can change what you are and where you are by changing what goes into your mind. (Zig Ziglar)
- You have no control over whether people will hurt you or not, but you have total control over whether or not you will permit yourself to become victimized by the pain. Choose a path of indomitable joy! (Don Huntington)
- Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.
(Colleen C. Barrett)
- A winner loses more often than losers. (Anonymous)
- Show people you CARE:
- Greatness is birthed out of great labor...don't claim to be great when you choose to live small. (Anonymous)
- Never blame anyone in your life. Good people give you Happiness. Bad people give you experience. Worst people give you a lesson & best people give you memories.
(Wisdom Quotes & Stories)
- There are two kinds of people who don't say much, those who are quiet and those who talk a lot. (Anonymous)
- Cutting people out of my life does not mean I hate them, it simply means I respect me.
(Wisdom Quotes & Stories)
- Everyone wants what they can't have. But if you begin to love what you have, you won't need anything else.
(Wisdom Quotes & Stories)
- If you think that every bad thing that has been done on the face of the earth has been done by man, you're right but so has every good thing. (Anonymous)
- Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try.
- The kids who need love the most will ask for it in the most unloving of ways. (Anonymous)
- Kindness covers all of my political beliefs. No need to spell them out. I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do.
- To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn't always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.
- You can build any future you want if you let yourself grow, have faith in your dreams or visions, and become open to new ideas.
(John F. Wasik)
- Dignity really means that I deserve the best treatment I can receive. And that I have the responsibility to give the best treatment I can to other people. (Maya Angelou)
- Say to those that hate and curse you, "You are our brothers and sisters."
(Theophilus of Antioch)
- You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. (Anonymous)
- Although the life of a person is a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God. (Pope Francis)
- A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow real poverty.
- In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body.
(Barbara De Angelis)
- We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore. (Mark Twain)
- Motivation is what gets you started.
Habit is what keeps you going.
- It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
- So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads. (Dr. Seuss)
- Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.
- Find arms that will hold you at your weakest. Find eyes that will see you at your ugliest and find a heart that will love you at your worst, then you have found true love.
(Wisdom Quotes & Stories)
- When you are dead, you don't know that you are dead. It is difficult only for the others.
It is the same when you are stupid. (Anonymous)
- The best riddle of all time.
Q: What's the difference between you and God?
A: God NEVER thinks He's you. (Anne Lamott)
- When someone is rude, keep a smile on your face. When you stay on the high road and keep your joy, you take away their power.
(Wisdom Quotes & Stories)
- True love isn't Romeo and Juliet who died together. It's Grandma and Grandpa who grew old together.
(Wisdom Quotes & Stories)
- Do not educate your child to be rich. educate them to be happy, so when they grow up, they'll know the value of things, not the price. (Anonymous)
- Your best teacher is your last mistake.
- The less you respond to rude, critical, argumentative people, the more peaceful your life will become.
(Wisdom Quotes & Stories)
- A Puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things. (G. K. Chesterton)
- Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.
- We struggle for the joy that life is haunted by.
(Death In June)
- Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.
- Nobody is who they are based upon one decision, one day, one path, one chance, one relationship, or one anything else.
Every day is brand new and opportunity never stops knocking.
- Don't marry a rich man. Marry a good man. He will spend his life trying to keep you happy. No rich man can buy that.
(Wisdom Quotes & Stories)
- All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
- I feel more like I do now than I did when I first got here.
- Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.
(J. R. R. Tolkien)
- When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves.
- People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it. (George Bernard Shaw)
- Be positive! Its not about who hurt you and broke you down. Its about who was always there and made you smile again!
(Wisdom Quotes & Stories)
- Patriotism is a lively sense of collective responsibility. Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on its own dunghill and calling for larger spurs and brighter beaks.
- If you have tried to do something and failed, you are vastly better off than if you had tried to do nothing and succeeded.
- That is the best to laugh with someone because you think the same things are funny.
- We always weaken everything we exaggerate.
- There are no miracles for those that have no faith in them.
- My body sometimes feels sore, but it works. I don't sleep well most nights, but I do wake up to fight another day. My wallet is not full, but my stomach is. I don't have all the things I ever wanted, but I do have everything I will ever need. My life is by no means perfect, but it's my life and I'm happy. (Anonymous)
- Today me will live in the moment unless it's unpleasant in which case me will eat a cookie.
- There are two kinds of people in the world givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better.
- Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it.
- But how is this true, when God oftentimes withholds riches and honors, and health of body from men, though they walk ever so uprightly? We may therefore know that honors and riches and bodily strength, are none of God's good things; they are of the number of things indifferent which God bestows promiscuously upon the just and unjust, as the rain to fall and the sun to shine. The good things of God are chiefly peace of conscience and the joy in the Holy Ghost in this life; fruition of God's presence, and vision of his blessed face in the next, and these good things God never bestows upon the wicked, never withholds from the godly. (Charles H. Spurgeon)
- One of the happiest moments ever, is when you find the courage to let go of what you can't change.
(Wisdom Quotes & Stories)
- The ones who love you will never leave you. Even if there are hundred reasons to give up, they will find one reason to hold on.
(Wisdom Quotes & Stories)
- Be happy when God answers your prayers, but be more Thankful when God makes you the answer to someone else's prayer.
(Wisdom Quotes & Stories)
- A fellow who gets more than he deserves wants more than he gets.
- It's nice when someone remembers small details about you, not because you always remind them, but just because they care. (Anonymous)
- Relationships never die a natural death. They are murdered by Ego, Attitude and Ignorance. (Anonymous)
- The most privileged caste in the most powerful country in the most prosperous epoch in the whole history of humankind is always sure that everything is going straight to hell and has mostly already got there.
- The real trick for confronting boredom is to ask more questions.
For tackling loneliness, it's to take more action.
And for easing sadness, it's to think more of others.
Then we dance!
- A truer image of the world, I think, is obtained by picturing things as entering into the stream of time from an eternal world outside, than from a view which regards time as the devouring tyrant of all that is. (Bertrand Russell)
- Determine to become one of the best. Sufficient money will almost automatically follow if you get to be one of the ''best'' in your chosen field, whatever it is.
(Don G. Mitchell)
- Beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there. (Annie Dillard)
- When you are down to nothing, God is up to something.
(Robert A. Schiller)
- To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.
(Ken S. Keyes, Jr.)
- Memory is the scribe of the soul. (Aristotle)
- Blame is a way to discharge pain and discomfort.
- Vulnerability is our most accurate measure of courage.... It is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.
- I admire those people who can stay calm despite too much pain. But, I love those who cry for a while, but after the tears have fallen, you'll see a real fighter the moment they start to smile. (Anonymous)
- God made the world for the delight of human beings.
- Marriage is an institution, but who wants to live in an institution? (Anonymous)
- If you are right, take the humble side you will help the other fellow. If you are wrong, take the humble side and you will help yourself. (Anonymous)
- The proper function of man is to live, not exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
- It isn't about finding the perfect partner. It is about being one.
- The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
- Happiness is not something ready made.
It comes from your own actions. (Dalai Lama)
- When you marry the right woman, you are complete. But, when you marry the wrong woman, you are finished.
And when the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are completely finished!
- A real man is a man who is real.
Not playing games.
- Whatever you don't forgive your father for, you'll do to your son. (Anonymous)
- I want men to experience the healing and freedom that comes when you get real with yourself, with God, and with other men. That's how we discover not only who we are, but the manhood we're created for and the power to walk it out.
- Money in the bank is like toothpaste in the tube. Easy to take out, hard to put back.
- A lighthouse is not interested in who gets its light! It just gives it without thinking! Giving light is its nature!
(Mehmet Murat Ildan)
- Instead of "the john" I call my bathroom "the jim" so I can say, "Every morning I go to the jim." (Anonymous)
- The economy's so bad, Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen. (Anonymous)
- God is absolutely not a man; there is nothing male about him. We need to talk about the male aspects of God and the female aspects of God, because that's the best we can do with our limited understanding. But God is neither. Still, one of our most powerful ways of describing God's uniqueness is to pretend he is a person, and I fully support that, even knowing that it isn't quite true.
- If an egg is broken by outside force, LIFE ends. If broken by inside force, LIFE begins. Great things always begin from inside.
- All of a sudden, space isn't friendly. All of a sudden, it's a place where people can die.... Many more people are going to die. But we can't explore space if the requirement is that there be no casualties; we can't do anything if the requirement is that there be no casualties.
- The explosion of the 'Challenger,' after twenty-four consecutive successful shuttle flights, grounded all manned space missions by the U.S. for more than two years. The delay barely evoked comment.... But contrast the early history of aviation, when 31 of the first 40 pilots hired by the Post Office died in crashes within six years, with no suspension of service.
(C. Owen Paepke)
- Airplanes may kill you but they ain't likely to hurt you.
- Trouble in the air is very rare. It is hitting the ground that causes it.
- He who conquers others is strong;
he who conquers himself is mighty.
- Rust Never Sleeps.
(Album by Neil Young and Crazy Horse)
- When you have experienced Significance, success does not mean anything.
(Mark Hernandez )
- Who do you know that is divorced and would say, "I would wish this on anyone"?
- Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
(1 Corinthians 13:7 )
When you are taking a pounding from the world, then love, like a roof overhead, "protects."
When you've been hurt or disappointed or betrayed, love "trusts."
When no one notices how much you care or how often you cry, love "hopes."
And when your love has been abused and questioned, when the door has been slammed in your face, when you've been completely ignored, love "perseveres."
- Cure for high blood pressure: People who are more hopeful and optimistic, and enjoy life have a lower blood pressure.
Cure for high blood pressure: Forgive and forget. Your blood pressure goes down when your empathy goes up.
- If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way towards one another. (Sir Winston Churchill)
- Dreams come true; that's what they do. The only variable is when.
For the slow approach: Resist. Attach. Insist. Deny. Stop. Second guess. Whine. Argue. Defend. Protest. Cry. Struggle. And ask others, when you know the answer yourself.
For the quick approach: Visualize. Pretend. Prepare. Dodge. Roll. Serpentine. Do not waiver over intentions, but over methods. Show up, even when nothing happens. And give thanks in advance.
- Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining.
- For a long time it seemed to me that real life was about to begin, but there was always some obstacle in the way. Something had to be got through first, some unfinished business; time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.
- No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
- Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit and gives a certain air to the countenance which is more amiable than beauty.
- Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed. (Anonymous)
- If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes real good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games.
- Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn't know before you learned it. (Zig Ziglar)
- The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
(Arthur C Clarke)
- The artistic temperament is a disease that affects amateurs. Artists of a large and wholesome vitality get rid of their art easily, as they breathe easily or perspire easily. But in artists of less force, the thing becomes a pressure, and produces a definite pain, which is called the artistic temperament. (G. K. Chesterton)
- The doors of wisdom are never shut. (Benjamin Franklin)
- Life is too short to only learn from the mistakes you will make! (Anonymous)
- Love is not blind it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.
(Rabbi J. Gordon)
- May we never let the things we can't have, or don't have, or shouldn't have, spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have. As we value our happiness, let us not forget it, for one of the greatest lessons in life is learning to be happy without the things we cannot or should not have.
(Richard L. Evans)
- Be better than you were yesterday. (Anonymous)
- There are two kinds of people in this world, those who make it happen and those who ask, "What happened?"
- Overwhelmed is part of the process. If you aren't then you aren't pushing the envelope.
- A soul without a high aim is like a ship without a rudder.
- If you want to forget all your other troubles, wear too tight shoes. (Anonymous)
- Friends are friends because they've discovered how much they have in common.
Opponents, adversaries, and foes are friends too, who have not yet discovered this.
- I'm always amazed to hear of air crash victims so badly mutilated that they have to be identified by their dental records. What I can't understand is, if they don't know who you are, how do they know who your dentist is?
- A man is getting old when he walks around a puddle instead of through it.
(R. C. Ferguson)
- It's much easier to be a negative person (a pessimist) than to be a positive one (an optimist) just as it's easier to be part of the problem than to be part of the solution.
- The only job security you have today is your commitment to continuous personal improvement. (Ken Blanchard)
- None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves. (Charles H. Spurgeon)
- Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
- Jesus didn't mean just love those who fit into our idea of lovable He meant those who are broken; those who are scarred; those who no one else will touch. Jesus meant love them all. We don't get to pick and choose. (Anonymous)
- You can't steal second base by keeping one foot on first base; you always have to let go of something to get something better and taking risks is how you do it.
- There is a force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results. (Mohandas Gandhi)
- Lots of things can add purpose and meaning to your life, whether it's setting certain career goals, deciding to treat your body as a temple, choosing to be more in the moment in your everyday life, or striving to be a good parent, spouse, or friend.
- In a recent study, older adults who had a strong sense of purpose in their lives were significantly less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease or cognitive impairment over the long haul.... And in the recent study, orienting one's life around a personal philosophy or goal meant people were 2.4 times less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease. Mild cognitive impairment which is sometimes a precursor to Alzheimer's was less likely among purpose-driven folks, too.
- Do not eat the food of a stingy man, do not crave his delicacies; for he is the kind of man who is always thinking about the cost. "Eat and drink," he says to you, but his heart is not with you. You will vomit up the little you have eaten and will have wasted your compliments.
- Insecure people are unable to empower anyone.
- Discipline yourself to do the things you need to do when you need to do them, and the day will come when you will be able to do the things you want to do when you want to do them! (Zig Ziglar)
- Fifty years ago, Christians comprised the mainstream in America and were fully accepted as a cultural majority. Many during that time did not stand up for those who were weak and marginalized. The "good old days" so often longed for were also times of racial oppression, gender discrimination, and theological confusion. So, pining for those "moral" days of yore is like chasing a mirage. The past simply wasn't that great for many when Christians had more influence.
- I am still learning.
(Michelangelo, at age 82)
- It's not always easy to fight the good fight. But it is always good and it is always right!
- Sometimes God doesn't give you what you think you want. Not because you don't deserve it but because you deserve more. (Anonymous)
- My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.
- Maybe your goal should simply be to ... be brave.
- Good people bring out the good in people. (Anonymous)
- I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
- The tragedy of life is not death but what we let die inside of us while we live.
- Don't let the world recognize your greatness, live it and let the world catch up with you. (Anonymous)
- Ego reacts; Spirit responds. (Anonymous)
- He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands, his head, and his heart is an artist.
(St. Francis of Assisi)
- If a woman is upset, hold her and tell her how beautiful she is. If she starts to growl, retreat to a safe distance and throw chocolate at her. (Anonymous)
- Endurance separates a lot of people people who really do succeed from those who want to succeed; those who achieve their dream from those who merely have a dream; those who get to the top of the mountain from those who go to the mountain.
- It isn't usually talent that separates people, it is desire and attitude that separates people.
- Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought. (Napoleon Hill)
- At any given moment you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end. (Anonymous)
- If you are trying to build a relationship of trust, and you build a bridge of promise, make sure that you build it right and that you cross it all the way.
- A good man honors his woman's strengths and covers her weaknesses. He isn't quick to find fault in her because he's too busy bringing out the best in her. (Anonymous)
- If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan.
And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
- A "Hygiene Hypothesis" suggest that developed nations may suffer from too much cleanliness. Some say that this could affect our beneficial bacteria, alter our immune systems, and invite microbes into the stomach that might predispose us to food allergies. (Anonymous)
- An entire sea of water can't sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can't put you down unless you allow it to get inside you… (Anonymous)
- Draw a line down the middle and dare people to cross over it.
- Lacking clarity is clarity itself. If you aren't sure about something, that alone, has meaning. Honor uncertainty. It's the womb from which all-knowingness comes.
- Why does the Lord command us to love our enemies and to pray for them? Not for their sake, but for ours!
(Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica)
- You didn't get to choose when you would leave us, but you chose where you would wait.
- Each miracle writes for us in small letters something that God has already written, or will write, in letters almost too large to be noticed, across the whole canvas of Nature. ( C.S. Lewis)
- Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
(1 Thess. 5:16-18)
- Nothing limits achievement like small thinking; Nothing expands possibilities like unleashed thinking.
(William Arthur Ward)
- You are today where your thoughts have brought you. You will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
- Life consists of what a man is thinking about all day. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
- There ain't no rules around here. We're trying to accomplish something (Thomas Edison)
- We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own.
- Most people spend more time planning their summer vacation than planning their lives. (Anonymous)
- The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
(Max De Pree)
- Being focused keeps me from being well-rounded. I tell people, "Ninety-nine percent of everything in life I don't need to know about."
- He did each thing as if he did nothing else.
(Spoken of Novelist Charles Dickens)
- Many an object is not seen, though it falls within the range of our visual ray, because it does not come within the range of our intellectual ray. (Henry David Thoreau)
- Where success is concerted, people are not measured in inches, or pounds, or college degrees, or family background; they are measured by the size of their thinking.
- There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool. (Francis Bacon)
- Life itself is paradoxical; the sayings of Jesus are simply a recognition of that fact.
- There are only two problems in my life. The political ones are insoluble and the economic ones are incomprehensible.
- The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don't like to do.
(Albert E.N. Gray)
- Don't be afraid to be controversial; differentiate yourself from other authors.
- Do you want acclaim or the beach house? An individual really has to decide that they're going to be outcome driven.
- There is a correlation between criticism, both public and private, and wealth.
- Above all else a person has to relieve themselves of delusions and determine that the outcome and results they want are more important than what they have to go through to get traction toward getting them.
- A heightened tolerance for pain is a characteristic that all highly successful people in every field have.
- If you're not offending people you're not saying much.
If there are no bad reviews, you're not really saying anything.
- Action is the foundational key to all success.
- intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
- As long as man lives self-centeredly, he cannot forgive his fellowmen. His offended ego does not allow him to. However, when he repents and decides to place God in the center of his life, then he forgives those who distressed, harmed, and were unjust to him.
(Archimandrite George Kapsanis)
- We must put up a hard struggle in order to liberate our souls from resentment, because egoism tyrannizes our soul.
(Archimandrite George Kapsanis)
- The desire of gold is not for gold.
It is for the means of freedom and benefit. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
- Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. (Maya Angelou)
- Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
- Negative people need drama like oxygen. Stay positive, it'll take their breath away.
- Fashionability is a kind of elevated vulgarity.
- A goal is a dream with a deadline. (Napoleon Hill)
- We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.
(H. G. Wells)
- Believe those who seek the truth but doubt those who say that they have found it.
- You will find the key to success under the alarm clock. (Benjamin Franklin)
- When you really matter to someone, that person will always make time for you. No excuses, no lies, and no broken promises. (Anonymous)
- Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
(Henri Frederic Amiel)
- What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. (Henry David Thoreau)
- Lies may be easier to tell and hear but they don't make the truth disappear. (Anonymous)
- As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being directed to something better.
- A goal should scare you a little, and excite you a lot.
- The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
- Music is what feelings sound like. (Anonymous)
- You want to become aware of your thoughts, you want to choose your thoughts carefully and you want to have fun with this, because you are the masterpiece of your own life.
- Sometimes the best way to remain sane is to love like crazy.
- The work will wait while you show the child a rainbow, but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work.
- Broken things can become blessed things if you let God do the mending. (Anonymous)
- Do not let yourselves be discouraged or embittered by the smallness of the success you are likely to achieve in trying to make life better. You certainly would not be able, in a single generation, to create an earthly paradise. Who could expect that? But, if you make life ever so little better, you will have done splendidly, and your lives will have been worthwhile.
- The Biggest success of the War on Terror has been it's ability to distract the Nation from the Corporate War on us.
- If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse.
- Our leaders have asked for "shared sacrifice." But when they did the asking, they spared me. I checked with my mega-rich friends to learn what pain they were expecting. They, too, were left untouched.... Some of us are investment managers who earn billions from our daily labors but are allowed to classify our income as "carried interest," thereby getting a bargain 15 percent tax rate.... These and other blessings are showered upon us by legislators in Washington who feel compelled to protect us, much as if we were spotted owls or some other endangered species. It's nice to have friends in high places.
- The gift is always greater than the person.... They aren't amazing, they just have an amazing gift.
- I really haven't been angry for about 17 years.... I've learned to adapt to stress in life and reserve my fear or anger for imminently physically dangerous situations. I rarely, if ever, get upset with what people say, do or don't do, even if it inconveniences me. I've learned not to sweat the small stuff. (Denis Waitley)
- Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't.
- In his private heart no man much respects himself. (Mark Twain)
- I keep telling myself that I have no problem believing in God if 'belief' can be defined as some utter interior assent to a life that is both beyond and within this one, and if 'assent' can be understood as at once active and uncounscious, and if 'God' is in some mysterious way both this action and its object, and if after all those qualifications this sentence still makes any effing sense.
- Religion and secularism often face off in our culture as megaphone-wielding opponents, each braying out the sins and shortcomings of the other.
- You are the Michelangelo of your own life.
The David that you are sculpting is you.
And you do it with your thoughts.
- All things end well that begin will, and things begin well if you plan and are orderly.
- One application of the Pareto (80/20) principle is that if you will put in order your priorities and put as number one that which is truely number one and the others in desending order through number ten, then if you only do the top two because it is the right 20 percent; because it is in the right order doing so will give you an 80 percent return on everything you need in life.
- Happiness will never come to those who don't appreciate what they already have. (Anonymous)
- Here's what I know about people who are servants: They are people who are loved by others and they are people who make a difference.
- The definition of "maturity" is to put the interests of others above your own.
- Everything you do that makes other people feel good about themselves makes you feel good about yourself as well. You can actually improve the way you feel by making other people feel important. (Brian Tracy)
- The average man's opinions are generally of more value to himself than to anyone else. (Anonymous)
- If you don't let go of the wrong people, the right people won't show up. You have to make the first move. (Joel Osteen)
- One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it's such a nice change from being young. (Will Rogers)
- Only where love and need are one,
And the work is play for mortal stakes,
Is the deed ever really done
For Heaven and the future's sakes.
( Robert Frost)
- Devastating life experiences can lead us to make fabulous decisions.
- If it's good, its wonderful.
If it's bad, it's experience. (Anonymous)
- Positive wishing and hoping can turn a person into a very optimistic and happy failure. (Brian Tracy)
- He who would be a man must be a non-conformist. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
- The great leaders of business, industry, and finance, and the great artists, poets, musicians and writers all became great because they developed the power of self-motivation. (Napoleon Hill)
- Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught. (Oscar Wilde)
- Knowledge without courage is wasted; knowledge without compassion is dangerous; knowledge without contribution is selfish.
- In a just cause the weak will beat the strong.
- Taking time to do nothing often brings everything into perspective.
- Dressing immodestly is like rolling around in manure. You'll get attention, but mostly from pigs. (Anonymous)
- The world doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do? (Pablo Picasso)
- You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses. (Pablo Picasso)
- God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things. (Pablo Picasso)
- The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. (Pablo Picasso)
- If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?
(Thomas H. Huxley)
- We love those who know the worst of us and don't turn their faces away.
- No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.
- Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you'll ever have is your mind and what you put into it. (Brian Tracy)
- The only disability in life is a bad attitude. (Anonymous)
- No man shall be blamed for reasoning in the maintenance of his own religion. (Thomas More)
- Wisdom is meaningless until our own experience has given it meaning.
- The greatest achievement is to outperform yourself. (Denis Waitley)
- The basic rule for success is for you to continue to remind yourself that you are where you are, and what you are because of yourself. You are in your current situation because you have decided to be there. You have made the individual choices and decisions that have gotten you to your current place. (Brian Tracy)
- Don't tell people how to live, demonstrate by example. (Denis Waitley)
- LUCK = Laboring Under Correct Knowledge. (Denis Waitley)
- You must dream big dreams for only big dreams have the power to move the minds of men. (Anonymous)
- Depending upon the government for you future financial security is like hiring an accountant who is a compulsive gambler! (Denis Waitley)
- Positive self-direction is the action plan that all winners in life use to turn imagination into reality, fantasy into fact, and dreams into actual goals. (Denis Waitley)
- What you see is what you get, and who you feel like is who you really are. (Denis Waitley)
- If every morning, You can find a reason to say, "Yes, it's going to be a beautiful day." And every day, you find a reason to say, "Yes, it is a beautiful day." And every night, you find a reason to say, "Yes, it was a beautiful day." Then one day, You'll look back and easily say, "Yes…it was a beautiful life."
- Few cases of eyestrain have been developed by looking on the bright side of things. (Anonymous)
- There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.
- We all have insecurities, but we are not all controlled by them. Many people ... summon the the necessary discipline to counterbalance those doubting inner voices with more productive truths about themselves and others.
- There is no greater glory than love, nor any great punishment than jealously.
(Lope de Vega)
- Human beings, for all their pretensions, have a remarkable propensity for lending themselves to classification somewhere within neatly labeled categories. Even the outrageous exceptions may be classified as outrageous exceptions!
- It isn't the big pleasures that count the most; it's making a great deal out of the little ones.
- Successful people are simply those with successful habits. (Brian Tracy)
- Always smile back at little children. To ignore them is to destroy their belief that the world is good.
- When I was five years old, my Mom told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wrote down "happy." They told me I didn't understand the assignment and I told them they didn't understand life. (Anonymous)
- Coming from a strict Calvinist family, (Thomas) Carlyle was expected to become a preacher by his parents, but while at the University of Edinburgh he lost his Christian faith. Calvinist values, however, remained with him throughout his life. His combination of a religious temperament with loss of faith in traditional Christianity, made Carlyle's work appealing to many Victorians who were grappling with scientific and political changes that threatened the traditional social order.
- There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
- Even in the meanest sorts of labor, the whole soul of a man is composed into a kind of real harmony the instant he sets himself to work.
- People who are not in my heart get on my nerves.
- Focus on the best; forget the rest. (Anonymous)
- The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.
- Base your expectations on what people are willing to give as opposed to what you're hoping to get. (Anonymous)
- If you can't be a blessing, don't bother showing up. (Anonymous)
- She laughed, the first real laugh I had ever heard from her, a laugh with church bells and surf and the song of mountain birds.
- If you really want to know somebody, divorce him. (Anonymous)
- It's not the love that sustains the promise; it's the promise that sustains the love. (Anonymous)
- There's a reason they call God a presence because God is right here, right now. In the present is the only place you'll find Him, and now is the only time. (Anonymous)
- An idea is only as good as the action that came afterwards. (Anonymous)
- Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
- An atheist can't find God in the same way that a burglar can't find a policeman. (Anonymous)
- O Lord Jesus, make of my heart a manger for your birth.
- The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. (Saint Augustine)
- "Everyone sees that this cannot go on. Everything is strained to such a degree that it will certainly break," said Pierre (as those who examine the actions of any government have always said since governments began)
(Leo Tolstoy) [POLITICS]
- We imagine that when we are thrown out of our usual ruts all is lost, but it is only then that what is new and good begins.
- Pierre had evoked the passionate affection of the Italian merely by evoking the best side of his nature and taking a pleasure in so doing.
- As there is no condition in which man can be happy and entirely free, so there is no condition in which he need be unhappy and lack freedom.
- All the complex laws of man centered for her in one clear and simple law the law of love and self-sacrifice taught us by Him who lovingly suffered for mankind though He Himself was God. What had she to do with the justice or injustice of other people? She had to endure and love, and that she did.
- My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn't know the first thing about God, because God is love so you can't know him if you don't love. This is how God showed his love for us: God sent his only Son into the world so we might live through him. This is the kind of love we are talking about not that we once upon a time loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to clear away our sins and the damage they've done to our relationship with God.
(1 John 4:7 MSG)
- Death is the one great adventure of which there are no surviving accounts. Death, by definition, is what happens to somebody else. Empiricism falters before death. Yet it is more certain than love and more reliable than health. (Pico Ayer, Time Magazine essay, Aug 8, 1994.)
- If I were to die tomorrow, what would I wish to have done today?(Anonymous)
- Other people think you could be wealthy and famous. But not us because we know what you are really like. (my family April 4, 2012)
- Anger is a decision. (Anonymous)
- There are gullible people, skeptical people, and healthy people. (Anonymous)
- I know who you are! I know your family! You are a child of God! (Joel Osteen)
- Treat everyone you meet with dignity.... (1 Peter 2:17 MSG)
- ...her object is doing good; she a Christian, yet she's always angry; and she always has enemies, and always enemies in the name of Christianity and doing good.
- If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don't love, I've gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without love. (1 Corinthians 13:3 MSG)
- It is never too late to do the right thing. (anonymous)
- In spite of his assertion to the contrary, she was firmly persuaded that he was as much a Christian as she, and indeed a far better one; and all that he said about it was simply one of his absurd masculine freaks.
- In reality, those who in Vronsky's opinion had the "proper" view had no sort of view at all, but behaved in general as well-bred persons do behave in regard to all the complex and insoluble problems with which life is encompassed on all sides; they behaved with propriety, avoiding allusions and unpleasant questions. They assumed an air of fully comprehending the import and force of the situation, of accepting and even approving of it, but of considering it superfluous and uncalled for to put all this into words.
- This life was disclosed in religion, but a religion having nothing in common with that one which Kitty had known from childhood, and which found expression in litanies and all-night services at the Widow's Home, where one might meet one's friends, and in learning by heart Slavonic texts with the priest. This was a lofty, mysterious religion connected with a whole which one could do more than merely believe because one was told to, which one could love.
- There is no more mercy in him than there is milk in a male tiger. (Shakespeare)
- Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said "the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether."
- Why would I go to church? I already feel bad enough about myself.
(Street woman to Philip Yancey)
- Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to keep things simple.
- I don't think of work as work and play as play. It's all living.
- There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you.
- Screw it, let's just do it.
- You must realize, fear is not real. It's a product of thoughts you create, and do not misunderstand me, danger is very real. But fear is a choice.
- The joy, the tragedy, love and happiness are all interwoven with one single indescribable whole that is called life. You cannot separate the good from the bad and perhaps there is no need to do so either.
(Jackie Kennedy Onassis)
- Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? (Corrie ten Boom)
- To have God speak to the heart is a majestic experience, an experience that people may miss if they monopolize the conversation and never pause to hear God's responses.
- You can do more than pray after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed.
Prayer is striking the winning blow. Service is gathering up the results.
- The angel fetched Peter out of prison but it was prayer that fetched the angel.
- Keep praying, but be thankful that God's answers are wiser than your prayers.
(William Culbertson III)
- My opinions change with new information. (Anonymous)
- The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
- Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in. (Anonymous)
- Don't let people pull you into their storms, pull them into your peace.
- The most powerful combination in the universe is imagination mixed with love. (Anonymous)
- Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. (Maya Angelou)
- The very purpose of religion is to control yourself, not to criticize others. Rather, we must criticize ourselves. How much am I doing about my anger? About my attachment, about my hatred, about my pride, my jealousy? These are the things which we must check in daily life. (Dalai Lama)
- Friendship is not about who you've known the longest. It's about who walked into your life, said "I am here for you" and proved it. (Anonymous)
- Commitment makes you capable of failing forward until you reach your goals. Cutting corners is really a sign of impatience and poor self-discipline.
- The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
(Walt Disney )
- The world was too ridiculous to even bother to live in. (Jack Crabb)
- Well arranged time is the surest mark of a well arranged mind. (Pitman)
- Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way. We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions. (Aristotle)
- Every test in our life makes us Bitter or Better. Every problem comes to make us or break us. Choice is our's whether we become Victim or Victor. (Anonymous)
- There isn't a person anywhere who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can. (Henry Ford)
- The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God, Who called me here below
Will be forever mine (John Newton)
- We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. (Maya Angelou)
- I believe in the miracles of God.
Only He can turn a mess into a lesson.
A test into a testimony,
A trial into a triumph,
A victim into a champion. (Anonymous)
- It is difficult to live in the present, but ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago. (Jim Bishop)
- A beautiful expression of love is to want the best for someone whether it includes you or not. (Anonymous)
- It takes around two years to learn to speak. But a lifetime to learn what not to speak. (Anonymous)
- With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose. (Dr. Wayne Dyer)
- In Los Angeles, it's like they jog for two hours a day and then they think they're morally right. That's when you want to choke people, you know? (Liam Neeson)
- Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass. (Euripides)
- Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get. (Bernard Meltzer)
- You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ( C.S. Lewis)
- The act of forgiveness takes place in our own mind. It really has nothing to do with the other person. (Louise L. Hay)
- We have men of science, too few men of God. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner. (Omar Bradley)
- I want a love that doesn't grow old even when we are already old. (Anonymous)
- Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. (Anais Nin)
- A friend is a present you give to yourself. (Robert Louis Stevenson)
- When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sandpaper. They may scratch and hurt you a bit, but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless. (Anonymous)
- When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen. (Ernest Hemingway)
- The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.
- Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.
- If you tell me, it's an essay. If you show me, it's a story.
- I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I've become. If I had, I'd have done it a lot earlier.
- Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart, and feet thinking, saying, feeling, and doing the same thing consistently. This builds trust, and followers love leaders they can trust.
- As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.
- The only way to do great work is to love the work you do.
- A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless.
(Charles de Gaulle)
- Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
(Leonardo da Vinci) (Click here for more about da Vinci)
- I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. (G. K. Chesterton)
- The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. (Friedrich Nietzsche)
- Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
- Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. (John F. Kennedy)
- The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Miracles happen every day. Not just in remote country villages or at holy sites halfway across the globe, but here, in our own lives.
- The world men inhabit is rather bleak. It is a world full of doubt and confusion, where vulnerability must be hidden, not shared; where competition, not co-operation, is the order of the day; where men sacrifice the possibility of knowing their own children and sharing in their upbringing, for the sake of a job they may have chosen by chance, which may not suit them and which in many cases dominates their lives to the exclusion of much else.
- Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes goodwill among men and peace on earth. (Albert Einstein)
- We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
- The words of the tongue should have three gatekeepers: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?
- It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.
(St. Francis of Assisi)
- We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes non-work.
- I'm in favor of legalizing drugs. According to my values system, if people want to kill themselves, they have every right to do so. Most of the harm that comes from drugs is because they are illegal.
- So the question is, do corporate executives, provided they stay within the law, have responsibilities in their business activities other than to make as much money for their stockholders as possible? And my answer to that is, no they do not.
- If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.
- Many can argue that reality is as it is, but my experience is that the opposite is exactly true.
Reality is ours for the making.
- Sometimes real superheroes live in the hearts of small children fighting big battles. (Anonymous)
- Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.
- Mark how fleeting and paltry is the estate of man yesterday in embryo, tomorrow a mummy or ashes. So for the hairsbreadth of time assigned to thee, live rationally, and part with life cheerfully, as drops the ripe olive, extolling the season that bore it and the tree that matured it.
- Miracles never cease to amaze me. I expect them, but their consistent arrival is always delightful to experience.
(Mark Victor Hansen)
- You teach people how to treat you. (Anonymous)
- Feelings are much like waves, we can't stop them from coming but we can choose which one to surf.
- The more I respect myself, the more I respect others.
The more I respect myself, the more others respect me.
The more I respect myself, the more others respect themselves.
Therefore, I choose to respect myself more. (Anonymous)
- Adversity borrows its sharpest sting from our impatience.
- Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.
(Marian Wright Edelman)
- People who believe in miracles do not make much fuss when they actually happen.
- Someone once said, "The correct way to approach Emily Dickinson is on your knees." (Anonymous)
- If someone treats you like dirt, there is something wrong with them, not you. Normal people don't go around destroying other human beings. (Anonymous)
- Most problems in life are caused by two things: We act without thinking and we keep thinking without acting. (Anonymous)
- When you buy from a small mom or pop business, you are not helping a CEO buy a third vacation home.
You are helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his team jersey, a mom or dad put food on the table, a family pay a mortgage, or a student pay for college. (Anonymous)
- Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college.
- Picture yourself in your mind's eye as having already achieved your goal. See yourself doing the things you will be doing when you've reached your goal.
- Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone. (Robert G. Allen)
- The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
- Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.
- It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters. (Edmund Burke)
- Human rights rest on human dignity. The dignity of man is an ideal worth fighting for and worth dying for.
- Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment.
(Adam Clayton Powell)
- Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. (Dale Carnegie)
- The only difference between death & taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets. (Will Rogers)
- Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
- Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand. (Robert G. Allen)
- Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
- To become a spectator of one's own life is to escape the suffering of life. (Oscar Wilde)
- A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
- You can't have a good day with a bad attitude, and you can't have a bad day with a good attitude. (Anonymous)
- Bullies at any age are people who are insecure and unhappy. If they were happy they would never want to help anyone. (Anonymous)
- If you want to be like Jesus then love the unlovable, forgive the unworthy, and do good to those who can't repay you. (Anonymous)
- Every person you talk to is a chance to change the world....
- The future you see is the future you get. (Robert G. Allen)
- We're all human and we all goof. Do things that may be wrong, but do something!
- We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace.
(Jeane J. Kirkpatrick)
- Traditional authoritarian governments are less repressive than revolutionary autocracies.
(Jeane J. Kirkpatrick)
- The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet.
- If you do not know where you are going, chances are you will end up someplace else.
- Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
- Find the good in what they said or asked. It's always there, even if they didn't mean for it to be there.
- A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart. (Jonathan Swift)
- It is commonly said that ridicule is the best test of truth; for that it will not stick where it is not just. I deny it. A truth learned in a certain light, and attacked in certain words, by men of wit and humor, may, and often doth, become ridiculous, at least so far, that the truth is only remembered and repeated for the sake of the ridicule.
- To need God is a human being's highest perfection.
- Mistakes are proof that you are trying. (Anonymous)
- You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
(Attributed to Buddha)
- Make an impact upon everyone whose life you touch.
- The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd. (Bertrand Russell)
- What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honorable, than that of teaching?
- Life becomes religious whenever we make it so: when some new light is seen, when some deeper appreciation is felt, when some larger outlook is gained, when some nobler purpose is formed, when some task is well done.
(Sophia Blanche Lyon Fahs)
- There's nothing wrong with having nothing to say unless you insist on saying it. (Anonymous)
- It's never too late too late to start over, never too late to be happy.
- Feeling lost does not make one so.
- The idea is to make decisions and act on them to decide what is important to accomplish, to decide how something can best be accomplished, to find time to work at it and to get it done.
- Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
(William Butler Yeats)
- Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can be felt only if you don't set any conditions.
- Sometimes the truth isn't good enough. Sometimes the best protection you can offer someone and the most righteousness... comes from a lie. Sometimes, people deserve to have their dedication and their honor rewarded.
- A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
- Sustainable Happiness
from someday to everyday.
(TEDx Bellevue theme)
- A glutton is one who raids the icebox for a cure for spiritual malnutrition.
- None of us gets out of childhood unscathed.
- You never get another chance to make a first impression.
- It is more important than I know how to tell you that when you go out of here you will do what I tell you to do.
- If you torture the data long enough, it will confess.
- I will more fearlessly define what I want from my life and will courageously make choices that will move me in that direction.
- Do you know why Satan is so angry all the time? Because whenever he works a particularly clever bit of mischief, God uses it to serve his own righteous purposes.
(Orson Scott Card)
- If you want to succeed in business in any capacity employee, manager, or owner you must have a solid, comprehensive understanding of what business principles actually are and how they actually work.
- You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you.
- Aspire to inspire before you expire. (Anonymous)
- Love others, believe in them. When they disappoint you, love them some more. Lord knows that's when they need it.
- Your life is a result of the choices you make..... If you don't like your life it is time to start making better choices. (Anonymous)
- Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself.
(Robert Foster Bennett)
- Most relationships fail because we spend too much time pointing out each other's mistakes and not enough time enjoying each other's company. (Anonymous)
- You can increase your success exponentially when you ... make a firm decision that everywhere you go, every time you speak, you will make a profound impact on every life you touch.
- Life is too short to settle for less than you truly want in your business or your life. So make a decision to move people to action and make an impact on every life you touch!
- Success comes when you commit to make an impact on every life you touch!
- I may seem quiet, sweet, and reserved, but if you mess with my kids I'll break out a level of crazy that will make you're worst nightmare seem like a happy place.
- Every person you will meet in your entire life will have something fascinating. You will just have to find it. (Anonymous)
- If you know what you want, and you can remember that "thoughts become things" is the only absolute law at play in time and space, what else matters but what you choose to think today?
- A liberal is a conservative who's been arrested. A conservative is a liberal who's been mugged. (Anonymous)
- The TRUTH: It may not lead you to where you thought you were going, but it will always lead you somewhere better. When ignored, it will eventually show itself. The closeness of your relationships is directly proportional to the degree to which you have revealed the truth about yourself. It can be painful. (Anonymous)
- Financial peace isn't the acquisition of stuff. It's learning to live on less than you make, so you can give money back and have money to invest. You can't win until you do this.
- Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see greatness within you even when you don't see it yourself.
- He who has been bitten by a snake fears a piece of string.
- He who molds the public sentiment... makes statues and decisions possible or impossible to make.
- When a diplomat says yes he means perhaps; when he says perhaps he means no; when he says no he is no diplomat. (Anonymous)
- Unnecessary fear of a bad decision is a major stumbling block to good decisions.
- We must view young people not as empty bottles to be filled, but as candles to be lit.
(Robert H. Shaffer)
- To get it right, be born with luck or else make it. Never give up. Get the knack of getting people to help you and also pitch in yourself. A little money helps, but what really gets it right is to never I repeat never under any conditions face the facts.
- If it weren't for your so-called issues, problems, and challenges, there'd be no other way you could become even happier, cooler, and more enlightened than you have ever been before.
- Knowledge is horizontal. Wisdom is vertical; it comes down from above. (Billy Graham)
- The few things that work fantastically well should be identified, cultivated, nurtured, and multiplied.
- Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
(John Quincy Adams)
- One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.
- If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
- On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
- Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
- Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well. (Aristotle)
- I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge
That myth is more potent than history That dreams are more powerful than facts
That hope always triumphs over experience
That laughter is the only cure for grief.
And I believe that love is stronger than death.
- Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions.
(Earl Gray Stevens)
- Do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.
(Thomas H. Huxley)
- When your grandest and most glorious dreams are BIG-picture items, like rocking abundance, total fulfillment, amazing health, vivacious happiness, and the like, the floodgates of success begin to powerfully tremble and your manifestation becomes inevitable.
- There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, 'Yes, I've got dreams, of course I've got dreams.' Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they're still there. These are great dreams, but they never even get out of the box. It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line, to hold them up and say, 'How good or how bad am I?' That's where courage comes in.
- May your every wish be granted.
(Ancient Chinese Curse)
- If you must strike a man from behind, slap him on the back. (Anonymous)
- Every one comes between men's souls and God, either as a brick wall or as a bridge. Either you are leading men to God or you are driving them away.
(Canon Lindsay Dewar)
- People often say motivation doesn't last. Neither does bathing that's why we recommend it daily. (Zig Ziglar)
- If one wants to get out and stay out of debt he should act his wage.
- A distinguished diplomat could hold his tongue in ten languages. (Anonymous)
- On the whole, I am on the side of the unregenerate who affirms the worth of life as an end in itself, as against the saints who deny it. (Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.)
- Sometimes one can learn much more about life, love, and happiness, when they're single than when they're in a relationship, when they're looking for work than when they're working, when they're confused than when they're clear, and so on...
And if they allow themselves to learn what there is to learn, rather than resist, their life will be transformed, and that which was, will be no longer.
- As smoking is to the young so is resentment to the soul. Even one puff of it is bad for you.
- The rules of transcendence insist that you will not advance even one inch closer to divinity as long as you cling to even one last seductive thread of blame.
- You might as well hang it up and kiss God goodbye if you really need to keep blaming someone else for your own life's limitation.
- The day is ending. It's time for something that was beautiful to turn into something else that is beautiful. (Anonymous)
- There's a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It's anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego. The other is Good. It's joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness and truth.
Q: Which wolf wins?
A: The one you feed.
- Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.
- The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.
- The greatest weakness of all is the great fear of appearing weak.
- Don't look back! You're not going that way! (Anonymous)
- Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. (Thomas Edison)
- I know an unconditionally loving presence that soothes broken hearts, binds up wounds, and renews us in life. A reminder of this is a gift that we can all give, particularly to the suffering. When this gift is given, God's love is present and Christmas happens daily.
- Kissing Fish: "Christianity for people who don't like christianity."
- The reason why you should be a part of a congregation or intentional Christian community isn't because it will change you it's because you will change it. Your presence and participation will change, and help create, the Church of the future. You'll be a new fish in the fishbowl and the fishbowl will have to adjust and grow. Come on in. We need you to stir the pot!
- Listen to people when they are angry, because that is when the real truth comes out. (Anonymous)
- What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things. (Anonymous)
- The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
- The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love, and loyalty. (Zig Ziglar)
- Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise. (Anonymous)
- Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows. (Anonymous)
- Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
- Men marry to make an end; women to make a beginning.
- Many people spend too much time trying to be the captain of someone else's boat. Learn to be a lighthouse and the boats will find their way. (Anonymous)
- There are moments in life when you miss someone so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real.
- It requires wisdom to understand wisdom, the music is nothing if the audience is deaf. (Anonymous)
- For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.
- Our thanks to God should always precede our requests. (Anonymous)
- Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
- All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. (James Russell Lowell)
- My pessimism goes to the point of suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
( Edmond Rostand)
- Make each day your masterpiece.
- In all things, always and forever, simply wish the best for all involved, without stating what you think that is.
- Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do.
(James H. Robinson)
- If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development. (Brian Tracy)
- We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
- Being an atheist is okay.
Being an atheist and shaming religions and spirituality as silly and not real is not okay.
Being a Christian is okay.
Being homophobic, misogynistic, racist, or otherwise hateful person in the name of Christianity is not okay.
Being a reindeer is okay.
Bullying and excluding another reindeer because he has a shiny red nose is not okay. (Anonymous)
- The church is the most frustrating institution in the world. And yet, when it's firing on all cylinders, there's absolutely nothing like it.
- Passion for science derives from an aesthetic sensibility, not a practical one. We discover something new about the world and that lets us better appreciate its beauty. (Aristotle)
- If you don't stick to your values when they're being tested, they're not values: they're hobbies.
- Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
- The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. (George Bernard Shaw)
- Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won't, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can't. (Anonymous)
- Let the shortcomings of others inspire you to work on your own.
- If you would win the world, melt it, do not hammer it. (Alexander Maclaren)
- Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.
- We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched.
(Publius Cornelius Tacitus)
- Peace is not won by those who fiercely guard their differences, but by those who with open minds and hearts seek out connections.
- Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody's business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy.
- Do you know who I am?
I say "namaste" because I like what it means, not because I am Hindu.
A lot of people here think that I am a Christian because they think I talk about Christian values, but the truth is I am really talking about human values.
I've been asked if I am a Buddhist, just because I have discovered inner peace. A lot of my friends are Pagans, and they think I am one too because I say that being in Nature is my idea of going to church.
Do you want to know what I really am? It's very simple. I don't need a label to define me. I am a piece of the universe, sentient and manifested. I am AWAKE.
- As long as I do no harm to others, I really don't care if someone doesn't like me. I wasn't put on this earth to entertain anyone. (Anonymous)
- In this house
We do second chances
We do grace
We do mistakes
We do real
We do I'm sorry's
We do loud really well
We do hugs
We do love
We do Family (Anonymous)
- Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is rather than as you think it should be. (Dr. Wayne Dyer)
- The enemy is fear.
We think it is hate, but it is fear. (Mohandas Gandhi)
- Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity. (Robert Louis Stevenson)
- You're never a loser until you quit trying! (Anonymous)
- All marriages are happy. It's living together afterwards that is difficult. (Anonymous)
- If you are sure you understand everything that is going on, you are hopelessly confused.
(Walter F. Mondale)
- Donald, no one ever said you have to always be reasonable.
I'm not! (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- Every human mind is a great slumbering power until awakened by a keen desire and by definite resolution to do.
(Edgar F. Roberts)
- Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith. (Anonymous)
- Fear melts when you take action towards a goal you really want. (Robert G. Allen)
- Stillness is the alter of Spirit.
- Christians get very angry toward other Christians who sin differently than they do. (Philip Yancey)
- Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.
- Live in such a way, that if someone spoke badly of you no one would believe it
(ORGINAL TRANS: When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.) (Plato)
- Effective people are not problem-minded; they're opportunity minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
(Stephen R. Covey)
- It's not the number of terrible things that happen to us, it's the number of times we call them terrible.
(Neale Donald Walsch)
- I'm strong, because I've been weak. I'm fearless, because I've been afraid. I'm wise, because I've been foolish. (Anonymous)
- Service is not a chore, service is a privilege.
- You can never get enough of what you don't need, because what you don't need won't satisfy you.
(Dallin H. Oaks)
- I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots. (Albert Einstein)
- It is a cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he should lift himself by his own bootstraps. It is even worse to tall a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps when somebody is standing on the boot. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
- Giving material goods is one form of generosity, but one can extend an attitude of generosity into all one's behavior. Being kind, attentive, and honest in dealing with others, offering praise where it is due, giving comfort and advice where they are needed, and simply sharing one's time with someone all these are forms of generosity, and they do not require any particular level of material wealth. (Dalai Lama)
- You can have anything you want if you position yourself to be famous.
- Everyone's got a plan until he gets hit.
- If you do not talk to strangers, you are going to marry a relative.
- Two French fries weigh 40 pounds. Over ten years you gain 40 pounds. Four pounds a year. Gained 1/3 pound per month. 1/100 pound per day. 35 calories a day. Two French fries.
- If you steal one person's work you are a plagiarist…. If you steal everyone's work, you are a researcher.
- Sometimes you're the scientist; sometimes you're the rat.
- There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. ( C.S. Lewis)
- Successful people have learned how to love marketing.
- When done the right way, marketing is a way of loving people.
- The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see.
(Alexandra K. Trenfor)
- Once you were a child. Once you knew what inquiry was for. There was a time when you asked questions because you wanted answers and were glad when you had found them. Become that child again: even now. ( C.S. Lewis)
- I started out with nothing. I still have most of it.
- It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about it. (Dale Carnegie)
- You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you. (Dale Carnegie)
- To gain an integrated individuality, each of us needs to cultivate his own garden. But there is no fence about this garden: it is no sharply marked-off enclosure. Our garden is the world, in the angle at which it touches our manner of being. By accepting the corporate and industrial world in which we live, and by thus fulfilling the pre-condition for interaction with it, we, who are also parts of the moving present, create ourselves as we create an unknown future.
- Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury to me these have always been contemptible. I assume that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind. (Albert Einstein)
- There is a difference between a program, where men kill their neighbors in rage, and a genocide, where children are shipped in from distant parts in order to be killed. The first makes you despair of man's inhumanity to man; the second makes you despair of humanity.
- Every woman needs a man who will ruin her lipstick, not her mascara. (Anonymous)
- Bear in mind that the wonderful things you learn in your schools are the work of many generations, produced by enthusiastic effort and infinite labor in every country of the world. All this is put into your hands as your inheritance in order that you may receive it, honor it, add to it, and one day faithfully hand it to your children. Thus do we mortals achieve immortality in the permanent things which we create in common. (Albert Einstein)
- The life of the individual has meaning only insofar as it aids in making the life of every living thing nobler and more beautiful.... (Albert Einstein)
- True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness. (Albert Einstein)
- Happy employees are more productive.
- Try to realize the truth there is no government, only banks and corporations.
- A good man does not put a woman down so he can put himself up. (Anonymous)
- In his Rule Saint Benedict insisted on regularity of prayer because he did not ever want his followers to forget who was in charge.
(Richard J. Foster)
- We are learning the obedience of unwearied patience in the midst of pestering children,. We are learning the obedience of absolute gentleness with the frustrations and fears and pains of our spouse. We are learning the obedience of settled peace in the expectation of events beyond our control.
(Richard J. Foster)
- There is a degree of holy and complete obedience and of joyful self-renunciation and of sensitive listening that is breathtaking.
- The goal of every culture is to decay through over-civilization; the factors of decadence, luxury, skepticism, weariness and superstition are constant. The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next.
- One argument in religion is about as good as another, but an experience beats any argument.
- Whether obvious or not, and usually it's not, everyone in your life is there to help you, AND, they're actually doing so right now.
We call this the Everyone In Your Life Is There To Help You Rule.
- What you cannot see in the world is far more powerful than anything you can see.
( T. Harv Eker)
- It is a pleasure to give advice, humiliating to need it, normal to ignore it. (Anonymous)
- While the masses are watching television and surfing the web, champions are thinking, working, and dreaming of a better life.
- I don't like to implant in youth the Church's doctrine of a personal God, because that Church has behaved so inhumanly in the past 2,000 years... Consider the hate the Church manifested against the Jews and then against the Muslims, the Crusades with their crimes, the burning stakes of the inquisition, the tacit consent of Hitler's actions while the Jews and the Poles dug their own graves and were slaughtered. And Hitler is said to have been an altar boy! (August 1943) (Albert Einstein)
- If I were allowed to give advice to the Churches, I would tell them to begin with a conversion among themselves, and to stop playing power politics. (Albert Einstein)
- A religious person is devout in the sense that he has no doubt of the significance of those super-personal objects and goals which neither require nor are capable of rational foundation.... In this sense religion is the age-old endeavor of mankind to become clearly and completely conscious of these values and goals and constantly to strengthen and extend their effect. If one conceives of religion and science according to these definitions then a conflict between them appears impossible. For science can only ascertain what is, but not what should be... (Albert Einstein)
- Sometimes I think it would have been better if Jesus had never lived. No name was so abused for the sake of power! (Albert Einstein)
- God is a mystery. But a comprehensible mystery. I have nothing but awe when I observe the laws of nature. There are not laws without a lawgiver, but how does this lawgiver look? Certainly not like a man magnified.
Some centuries ago I would have been burned or hanged. Nonetheless, I would have been in good company. (Albert Einstein)
- A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, of the manifestations of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty, which are only accessible to our reason in their most elementary forms it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute the truly religious attitude; in this sense, and in this alone, I am a deeply religious man. (Albert Einstein)
- The fanatical atheists...are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures who in their grudge against the traditional "opium of the people" cannot bear the music of the spheres. (Albert Einstein)
- The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it. (Albert Einstein)
- "Prayer changes things" people say. It also changes us. The latter goal is the more imperative.
(Richard J. Foster)
- It may be that when we no longer know what to do,
we have come to our real work
and when we no longer know which way to go,
we have begun our real journey.
The mind that is not baffled is not employed.
The impeded stream is the one that sings.
- You mustn't wish for another life. You mustn't want to be somebody else. What you must do is this:
Pray without ceasing.
In everything give thanks."
I am not all the way capable of so much, but those are the right instructions.
- Especially among Christians in positions of wealth and power, the idea of reading the Gospels and keeping Jesus' commandments as stated therein has been replaced by a curious process of logic. According to this process, people first declare themselves to be followers of Christ, and then they assume that whatever they say or do merits the adjective "Christian."
- We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption, that what is good for the world will be good for us. And that requires that we make the effort to know the world and learn what is good for it.
- The great enemy of freedom is the alignment of political power with wealth. This alignment destroys the commonwealth that is, the natural wealth of localities and the local economies of household, neighborhood, and community and so destroys democracy, of which the commonwealth is the foundation and practical means.
- It should tell us something that in healthy societies drug use is celebrative, convivial, and occasional, whereas among us it is lonely, shameful, and addictive. We need drugs, apparently, because we have lost each other.
- A boy makes his girl jealous of other women. A gentleman makes other women jealous of his girl. (Anonymous)
- If you want to change the fruits, you will first have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible.
( T. Harv Eker)
- If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got, and you'll always feel what you always felt.
- Habit overcomes habit.
(Thomas à Kempis)
- We engage in the practice of virtue with boundless zeal. Perhaps at work we have a chance to strike a blow against injustice. We speak up right away. Maybe we see an opportunity to influence our children for good. We do it posthaste. Perhaps a neighbor needs a hand in repairing the fence. we rush to help. Through it all we experience the joy of obedience.
(Richard J. Foster)
- Jesus promises us, "Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven" (Matt. 18:18). And so we do. We bind bitterness and hardheartedness. We loose forgiveness and tenderheartedness. It is a ministry we can indulge in lavishly.
(Richard J. Foster)
- The Puritans felt that "the true Christian's nostril is to be continually attentive to the inner cesspool." ( C.S. Lewis)
- Whoever wishes to advance in building up virtue will do so through weeping and tears.
- A good marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
(Ruth Bell Graham)
- To live a life you love; plan, organize, and structure your life such that each day is spent in an environment that supports your Soul Purpose.
- An anthropologist proposed a game to children in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the children that whoever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run, they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats.
When he asked them why they had run like that when one could have had all the fruits for himself, they said, "UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?" (UBUNTU in the Xhosa culture means: "I am because we are.") (Anonymous)
- If someone calls you crazy freak just thank them. Nothing throws people off like a proud, polite crazy freak. (Anonymous)
- All matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. We are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is a dream, and we're the imagination of ourselves.
- We find ourselves less impressed with the religion of the "big deal" big buildings, big budgets, big productions, big miracles. Not there there is anything wrong with big things, but they are no longer what impress us.
(Richard J. Foster)
- Liturgical practices, sacramental symbols, aids to prayer, books on personal fulfillment, private devotional exercises all of these become as mere ashes in our hands. Not that there is anything wrong with acts of devotion, but they are no longer what fascinate us.
(Richard J. Foster)
- I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. (Thomas Jefferson)
- Take 100 percent responsibility for yourself. (Anonymous)
- Jesus reminds us that prayer is a little like children coming to their parents. Our children come to us with the craziest requests at times! Often we are grieved by the meanness and selfishness in their requests, but we would be all the more grieved if they never came to us even with their meanness and selfishness. We are simply glad that they do come mixed motives and all.
(Richard J. Foster)
- To pray means to be willing to be naive.
- To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.
- Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.
- The plain fact is that the materialist picture of the body and brain as the producers, rather than the vehicles, of human consciousness is doomed. In its place a new view of mind and body will emerge, and in fact is emerging already. This view is scientific and spiritual in equal measure and will value what the greatest scientists of history themselves always valued above all: truth.
(Dr. Eben Alexander)
- Wisdom is having things right in your life and knowing why.
- I love laughing so hard that I have tears in my eyes, my sides hurt and I can't walk cause I'm out of breath, but man do I hate peeing my pants!
- We can complain a rose bush has thorns or rejoice that a thorn bush has roses.
- To develop a complete mind:
Study the science of art;
Study the art of science.
Learn how to see.
Realize that everything connects to everything else.
(Leonardo da Vinci) (Click here for more about da Vinci)
- The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge.
(Stephen W. Hawking)
- It's the events in our life that shape us, but it is the choices that define us. (Anonymous)
- Sometimes the first step to forgiveness is realizing that the other person is batshit crazy. (Anonymous)
- Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you're in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you.
- We always search for miracles, when they are always right in front of us! Babies and children are so beautiful! Don't take small things for granted! Be joyful everyday!
(Kimberly Timmis Kennedy)
- Wit and wisdom comes and goes on butterfly wings.
- Friendship arises out of Companionship when two or more of the companions discover that they have in common some insight or interest or even taste which the others do not share and which, till that moment, each believed to be his own unique treasure (or burden.) ( C.S. Lewis)
- The ones who are hardest to love are usually the ones who need it the most. (Anonymous)
- A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in (Greek Proverb)
- Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the soft light of the moon, silvering over the evening of life.
- We are all born ignorant but one must work hard to remain stupid. (Benjamin Franklin)
- Diligence is the mother of good luck.
- I like to hang around people who disagree with me. It's a great way to make sure you are thinking correctly. Always question your closely held beliefs.
- A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe. (Dr. Wayne Dyer)
- At any given moment you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end. (Anonymous)
- The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
(Mark Van Doren)
- I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.
- I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangements of the books, but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. (Albert Einstein)
- To assume the existence of an unperceivable being ... does not facilitate understanding the orderliness we find in the perceivable world. (Albert Einstein)
- I received your letter of June 10th. I have never talked to a Jesuit priest in my life and I am astonished by the audacity to tell such lies about me. From the viewpoint of a Jesuit priest I am, of course, and have always been an atheist. (Albert Einstein)
- No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life. How different, for instance, is the impression which we receive from an account of legendary heroes of antiquity like Theseus. Theseus and other heroes of his type lack the authentic vitality of Jesus. (Albert Einstein)
- In the view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what makes me really angry is that they quote me for support of such views. (Albert Einstein)
- Real love includes valuing the needs of even the unlovable, and it does so not just out of obligation, but with enthusiasm.
- You know you're getting older when the candles cost more than the cake.
- When you are truly comfortable in your own skin, not everyone will like you, but you won't care about it one bit! (Anonymous)
- Beautiful things happen in your life when you distance yourself from all the Negative things. (Anonymous)
- Any religion-based answer to the problem of our neglect of inner values can never be universal, and so will be inadequate. What we need today is an approach to ethics which makes no recourse to religion and can be equally acceptable to those with faith and those without: a secular ethics.
- The difference between ethics and religion is like the difference between water and tea. Ethics without religious content is water, a critical requirement for health and survival. Ethics grounded in religion is tea, a nutritious and aromatic blend of water, tea leaves, spices, sugar and, in Tibet, a pinch of salt. But however the tea is prepared, the primary ingredient is always water. While we can live without tea, we can't live without water. Likewise, we are born free of religion, but we are not born free of the need for compassion.
- A cynical society has given up on God as the center of life, and we have come to worship technology, wealth, security, self-centeredness, and escape in entertainment and toys. A great secular age has come into being. The church is a declining institution, appealing to blind faith as it defiantly holds its ground against the rising tide of materialism.
- I pray that none will be offended if I seek to make the Christian religion an inn where all are received joyously, rather than a cottage where some few friends of the family are to be received.
- I'm super happy that Islam is a faith of peace. I would hate to see how a non-tolerate religion would react to blasphemy.... I have many friends who are Muslim and are peaceful. Every religion has its nut jobs and mine is no different. I am glad to live in a nation that honors free speech. However, just because you have the right to say whatever you want (or produce a film full of garbage and hate) it does not make it right to do so.
- If you want God to fulfill Her promise that everything that befalls you will work to your good, you'd better start looking at where the potential good is in each moment of your life. Gratitude is a great place to start!
- We desperately need revival. We want people coming to worship because that's where the action is, because they see the roof shaking with the reverberations of transformed lives and joyful celebration. We want people who find truths in the Bible that awaken them, but aren't told to shut up and accept what is said on blind faith.
What we want is nothing short of revolution.
- If you have gone to church very much, you have probably heard pastors undermining each of Jesus' teachings: "It's okay to be rich as long as your heart is right," or "It's okay to keep feeling anger as long as you keep asking god's forgiveness," or, "it's okay to fail to put God first and neighbor second: these are impossible commands and God is endlessly forgiving." Jesus' teachings were just too extreme for broad obedience, and we have learned to soften them. But you haven't grappled with Jesus until you have graphically imagined yourself following all of these rules completely.
- Dozens of books are dedicated to proving that the Bible is infallible and that its contradictions can be explained away. It's like lawyers defending the guilty: anything can be justified by an agile mind.
- An essential component of accessing God's power in your life is enthusiastic partnership.
- When mired in horse manure, the positive thinker will keep right on digging into it, sure that there must be a pony in there somewhere.
- Many unselfish people have grown that way out of obligation because God (or society) demands it of them. Sometimes this leads them to discover the great joy of service, and everything works out. But if they continue to act unselfishly primarily to comply with external demands, the result will be a path that is far from ideal.
- Maybe you think that life has been horrible so far, but you go on out of hope that things will get better someday. That's an awful way to live! Hope is a very low state (in contrast to reasonable expectations). Life is right now.
- Maybe you have never before thought of the possibility of treating life as a game that you are playing only because you choose to. Why not adopt that attitude right now, even in midlife? Not because it is true (it is neither true nor false), but because it changes everything and empowers you to love your life.
- You have a constant stream of desires goals, and choices. They are good when they are consistent with what you would want if you were wise.
- To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance. (Oscar Wilde)
- When all else fails you might as well dance.
- A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return.
- The test of people is what they can do when they're tired.
(Sir Winston Churchill)
- To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection.
(Jules Henri Poincsré)
- If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than any other talent.
- Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.
- When things go wrong don't go with them. (Anonymous)
- It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself.
- What I think about, I bring about.
The thought of success will foster success.
The thought of love will foster love.
The thought of security will foster security...
What am I thinking about today?
- Where we go within our minds and with our actions, what we do with all of our daily experiences, determines our degree of peace and joy, our happiness, or our sorrow, loss, and pain.
- Happiness depends upon ourselves. (Aristotle)
- I wanted to try to live in accord with the promptings which came from my true self.
Why is that so difficult?
- There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent. (Mohandas Gandhi)
- The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.
- There is no path to Happiness. Happiness is the path. (Anonymous)
- Don't take things personally. What other people say about you is their reality, not yours. (Anonymous)
- Don't judge someone just because they sin differently than you. (Anonymous)
- A large part of mankind is angry not with the sins, but with the sinners. (Seneca)
- Weave in faith and God will find the thread. (Proverb)
- Temperance is moderation in the things that are good and total abstinence from the things that are foul.
(Frances E. Willard)
Embrace your confusion.
Let there be peace in not knowing ALL the answers.
- To always think bad of others shows that something isn't quite right with ourselves. We tend to see the world not as "it" it but as "we" are.
- If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married!
- At any point in one's life, the greater the uncertainties they face, the greater their chances of "hitting a home run."
Rock the Casbah, (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- Those who wish to sing always find a song.
- When God pushes you to the edge of difficulty trust Him fully. Because two things can happen. Either He'll catch you when you fall or He will teach you to fly. (Anonymous)
- Once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won't be the same person who walked in. (Anonymous)
- Admitting that you need help ... doesn't make you broken. It makes you fixable. And teachable. (Anonymous)
- Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body.
- The reason there are so few good talkers in public is that there are so few thinkers in private. (Anonymous)
- Love the sinner, hate the sin?
How about: Love the sinner, hate your own sin!
I don't have time to hate your sin. There are too many of you! Hating my sin is a full-time job.
How about you hate your sin, I'll hate my sin, and let's just love each other.
- God can heal a broken heart, but you need to give Him all the pieces. (Anonymous)
- Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
- Emptiness is a symptom that you are not living creatively. You either have no goal that is important enough to you, or you are not using your talents and efforts in a striving toward an important goal.
( Maxwell Maltz)
- The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
(M. Scott Peck)
- Following the will of God is like stepping off a cliff and being in "free fall" all the while knowing and trusting that the hand of my Lord is there to guide me and put my feet safely at the destination, wherever that destination may be. The choice is His. My part is to be in peace during the free fall.
- It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. (Mark Twain)
- It is a puzzling thing. The truth knocks on the door and you say, go away, I'm looking for the truth. and so it goes away. Puzzling.
(Robert M. Pirsig)
- My brain is only a receiver. In the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength, inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.
- Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is. (Mark Twain)
- Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. (Anonymous)
- To be aware of a single shortcoming within oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in somebody else. (Dalai Lama)
- Rather than speaking badly about people and in ways that will produce friction and unrest in their lives, we should practice a purer perception of them, and when we speak of others, speak of their good qualities. (Dalai Lama)
- Seek inner peace and others will follow. (Anonymous)
- Your work is not to drag the world kicking and screaming into a new awareness. Your job is to simply do your work... Sacredly, Secretly and Silently... and those with 'eyes to see and ears to hear,' will respond.
- From the beginning, light has shone in the darkness he ordered it that way. And the deeper the darkness, the brighter the light will appear. Where is God in Aurora? He is shining brightly from the hearts of his people. (Rob Brendle)
- Here's a tip on how to bring absolute joy into your life faster than it may have otherwise arrived: every day, in some small way, even secretly if you like, look for a chance to help someone else.
- Don't stumble over something behind you. (Anonymous)
- Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behavior does. (Anonymous)
- Forgiveness is not something we do for other people. We do it for ourselves to get well and move on. (Anonymous)
- It's not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that make them successful human beings.
- When the great sage Hillel was asked over two thousand years ago to recite, while standing on one foot, what the essence of Judaism is, he replied, "Do not do unto others that which is hateful to you." And he added, "All the rest is commentary. Now go and study...."
- The greatest battle is not physical but psychological. The demons telling us to give up when we push ourselves to the limit can never be silenced for good. They must always be answered by the quiet the steady dignity that simply refuses to give in. Courage! We all suffer. Keep going!
- The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice
- If you have a choice between right or kind, choose kind. (Dr. Wayne Dyer)
- Use money and love people. Don't use people and love money. ( Suze Orman)
- If capitalism is fair, then unionism must be. If men have a right to capitalize their ideas and the resources of their country, then that implies the right of men to capitalize their labor.
(Frank Lloyd Wright)
- Cowardice asks the question: Is it safe?
Expediency asks the question: Is it politic?
Vanity asks the question: Is it popular?
But conscience asks the question: Is it right?
And there comes a time one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it simply because it is right. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
- Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbiciles who really mean it. (Mark Twain)
- To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground.
(Stephen R. Covey)
- Flourishing involves how we live more than what we feel: engaging life whole-heartedly which includes responding to adversity to the best of our ability and treating other people honorably. We thrive when we realize the best within ourselves, while enriching the lives of other people.
(Jeffrey B. Rubin)
- Magic happens when you fill up your own heart. Not when you wait for somebody else to fill it up for you. (Anonymous)
- You have a definite purpose, unique to you, in specifics, but common to all people in general terms as the purpose of building the kind of life that you will love. God is entirely on your side in achieving that purpose, but your physical brain is not. You must reshape yourself in a way that allows you to build the life you will love.
- There are devout people who absolutely believe every superstition of their religious tradition, but tap powerfully into God's power.
- Buddhists say that there is no God, but when you look deeply, Buddhism offers great insights into God's nature.
- He that has once done you a Kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged. (Benjamin Franklin)The Ben Franklin effect is a psychological finding: A person who has done someone a favor is more likely to do that person another favor than they would be if they had received a favor from that person. Similarly, one who harms another is more willing to harm them again than the victim is to retaliate.
- The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
- When you have control over your thoughts, you have control over your life. (Anonymous)
- I will only get up early on Sunday mornings to hear an extraordinary message of hope, and encouragement, to learn of the supernatural aspects of life that will give me peace and the strength to go on....not to hear junk. (Anonymous)
- I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth; but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody. (Benjamin Franklin)
- The Internet can be like a herd of performing elephants with diarrhea massive, difficult to redirect, awe-inspiring, entertaining, and a source of mind-boggling amounts of excrement when you least expect it.
- Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it's what you are expected to give which is everything (Anonymous)
- We cannot change anything until we accept it.
Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. (C. G. Jung)
- One of life's most elusive lessons, saved for only the wise and peculiar, is that there's nothing, ever, to be unhappy about.
Unless, of course, you lose sight of the big picture, think the illusions are real, or forget there's no such place as far away. (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- If you want to be miserable think about yourself, about what you want, what you like, what respect people ought to pay you
- There are only two things you have to do in life. You have to die. You have to live until you die. You make up all the rest. (Anonymous)
- When I walk to the edge of all the light I have, and take that step into the darkness of the unknown, I believe one of two things will happen: There will be something for me to stand on, or I will be taught to fly. (Anonymous)
- Of all the passions of mankind,
the love of novelty most rules the mind. In search of this,
from realm to realm we roam.
Our fleets come loaded with every folly home.
- The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered "Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived." (Anonymous)
- People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.
- Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don't listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won't tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff.
(Catherine M. Wallace)
- Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
- We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
- Being humble is more important than being wise. Because God doesn't need a proud mouth that speaks much but a kind heart that listens. (Anonymous)
- To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.
- Anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
- The more you count your blessings, the more there will be to count. (Anonymous)
- No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch. (Anonymous)
- Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away, not because we want others to realize our worth and value, but because we finally realize our own. (Anonymous)
- I didn't mind making mistakes because if I hadn't made them I wouldn't have learned how to make things right.
- How many of you know somebody who, no matter what happens, finds a way to get pissed off? Or no matter what happens they find a way to be happy or excited? (Anonymous)
- Decision is the ultimate power.
- Resources vs. resourcefulness
Resources: Time, Money, Technology, Contacts, Experiences, Management
Resourcefulness: Creativity, Determination, Love/Caring, Curiosity, Passion, Resolve
- Focus on problems, you'll have more problems.
When you focus on possibilities, you'll have more opportunities. (Anonymous)
- The defining quality is never resources; it is resourcefulness.
- The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself. ( Rita Mae Brown)
- How would your life be different if you stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions. Let today be The Day! You stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others.
- Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand break on.
( Maxwell Maltz)
- We would not spend any time trying to convince anybody of anything because if they're not asking, your answers are just irritating. (Esther Hicks)
- Some people see more in a walk around the block than others see in a trip around the world. (Anonymous)
- There are many arguments as to what separates Man from the rest of the animal kingdom; we say, it is the power of some members of the human race to face a group of their brethren, smile, and make an entirely false claim. To proclaim something as truth, when it is so far removed from anything true as to exist in its own space entirely.
- And there are those who might say, "Oh, you're not facing the fact." And we say, we would never face any fact that was taking us to a place we don't want to be. (Esther Hicks)
- There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
(R. Buckminster Fuller)
- Don't search for a someone that will solve all your problems. Find one that won't let you face them alone. (Anonymous)
- "Who are your heroes in real life?"
Let's go with Jesus. Not the gay-hating, war-making political tool of the right, but the outcast, subversive, supreme adept who preferred the freaks and lepers and despised and doomed to the rich and powerful. The man Garry Wills describes "with the future in his eyes ... paradoxically calming and provoking." and whom Flannery O'Connor saw as "the ragged figure who moves from tree to tree in the back of [one's] mind."
- There are some people who always seem angry and continuously look for conflict. Walk away; the battle they are fighting isn't with you, it is with themselves.... (Anonymous)
- Whether you are looking at world events or something that's happening in your kitchen drawer, broad and important, or narrow and seemingly insignificant, there's potential for connection or disconnection in either case. And it is only the connection or the disconnection that is of really any importance. (Esther Hicks)
- People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
- We detect rather than invent our missions in life.
- Everyone has his own vocation or mission in life. Therein, he cannot be replaced nor his life repeated. Therefore everyone's task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to Implement it.
- Sometimes the issue isn't whether you are right, it's whether there is any value in being right.
- If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. (Albert Einstein)
- Be still like a mountain, and flow like a great river.
- Be impeccable with your word.
Don't take anything personally.
Don't make assumptions. Always do your best.
Be Skeptical but Learn to Listen. (Don Miguel Ruiz)
- When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills (Chinese proverb)
- Life isn't happening to you; life is responding to you. (Anonymous)
- The first to help you up are usually the ones who know what it feels like to fall down. (Anonymous)
- Change your focus, from making money to serving more people. Serving more people makes the money come in.
- I think that if your dogma's getting in the way of the Golden Rule, which is to treat others as you would like to be treated.... I think that when you get to know more gay people and you're sitting in the presence of them and you realize that if there's anything wrong with me and I have a lot of flaws being gay isn't one of them.
- It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere. (Voltaire)
- One of the hardest things to do in life is to listen without intent to reply. (Anonymous)
- Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart. (Marcus Aurelius)
- Marriage as an institution is unaffected by gay marriage as an issue. My marriage is not defined by others, not by one state or a countries laws but by the vows I took before God and our relationship as husband and wife. I don't feel less married in South Africa because bigamy and homosexual marriages are recognized as I would in NC.
- The richest people in the world look for and build networks. Everyone else looks for work.
- Thanks to the teachers who instilled in me such a love of English that I'm perpetually mortified when reading the Internet. (Anonymous)
- Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to ... come back home.
- It is well with me only when I have a chisel in my hand.
- Gossip is the Devil's radio.
- This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temple; the philosophy is kindness.
- Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see. (Helen Keller)
- "Come to the edge."
"We can't. We're afraid."
"Come to the edge."
"We can't. We will fall."
And they came.
And he pushed them.
And they flew.
- There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is the thorn that irritates and hurts; it is the sword that kills.
- People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
(Thich Nhat Hanh)
- Do one thing every day, that scares you.
- Make a "career" of living a happy life rather than trying to find work that will produce enough income that you can do things with your money that will then make you happy. (Esther Hicks)
- When feeling happy is of paramount importance to you and what you do "for a living" makes you happy you have found the best of all combinations.
- If an egg is broken by outside force, life ends. If broken by inside force, life begins. Great things always begin from the inside.
- Of course the mind can rationalize fighting back...but the heart, the heart would never understand. Then you would be divided in yourself, the heart and the mind, and the war would be inside you. (Dalai Lama)
- The Christian faith has no need of being defended; the Christian religion is, at some points, indefensible. (Don Huntington)
- The truth is that male religious leaders have had and still have an option to interpret holy teachings either to exalt or subjugate women. They have, for their own selfish ends, overwhelmingly chosen the latter. Their continuing choice provides the foundation or justification for much of the pervasive persecution and abuse of women throughout the world.
- Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
- If you are not willing to learn no one can help you. If you are determined to learn no one can stop you. (Anonymous)
- It ain't braggin' if ya can back it up.
- Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. (Sir Winston Churchill)
- When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty. (Thomas Jefferson)
- It is not happy people who are thankful; it is thankful people who are happy. (Anonymous)
- Every time you mistreat a woman you give up the right to be treated like a man. (Anonymous)
- Rudeness is the weak person's imitation of strength. (Anonymous)
- Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.
- Someday everything will make perfect sense. So, for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason. (Anonymous)
- Sometimes when things are falling apart they are actually falling into place. (Anonymous)
- We have committed the Golden Rule to memory, let us now commit it to life.
- Defensive minds are neither creative nor cooperative.
(Stephen R. Covey)
- Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart.
- Lord, I beseech thee to grant me the strength necessary to carry out the tasks you have entrusted to me this day.
- Life is too short to waste on grudges; laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can't change.
- There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to accept what is true.
- The creative adult is the child who survived. (Anonymous)
- With fame I become more and more stupid, which of course is a very common phenomenon. (Albert Einstein)
- If I were to start taking care of my grooming, I would no longer be myself. (Albert Einstein)
- Wasn't that the definition of home? Not where you are from, but where you are wanted?
- No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible
(Stanislaw Jerzy Lec)
- The debate ... has been gravely diminished by the petulance, Nihilism, and vacuum of leadership on one side of the partisan aisle set against which Obama's very real flaws are trivial by comparison.
(New York Magazine)
- I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. (Henry David Thoreau)
- No one of intelligence resents the inevitable.
(Arthur C Clarke)
- Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you.
And the storms their energy.
While cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
- All that the human experience is about is the journey towards wholeness!
- Every object and every life is beautified by an awareness of boundaries. it is not because a haiku is shorter than a novel that it is inferior. Mortality is no butcher. He may, in fact, be an artist.
- Going away is dying a little and dying is very simple. There is a saying among the desert people, 'Never wave goodbye to the caravan. You will follow it soon.' (Anonymous)
- The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about. (Dr. Wayne Dyer)
- Don't just survive... That's not what you were made for. Instead, live each day with purpose and passion. (Anonymous)
- Nothing is more discouraging than unappreciated sarcasm. (Anonymous)
- There are three classes of people: Those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.
(Leonardo da Vinci) (Click here for more about da Vinci)
- Being a good person does not depend on your religion status in life, race skin color, political views, or culture. It depends on how you treat others. (Anonymous)
- The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. (Albert Einstein)
- We talk so much about leaving a better planet to our kids, that we forget about leaving better kids to this planet. Educate your children say NO to them every once in a while. (Anonymous)
- One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching. (Anonymous)
- Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet. (Anonymous)
- Unless life also hands you water and sugar your lemonade is going to suck. (Anonymous)
- Sometimes you have to give up on people. Not because you don't care but because they don't. (Anonymous)
- Did you know that
"Dammit I'm Mad"
spelled backward is
"Dammit I'm Mad"
- Frank Sinatra was the ultimate optimist.... Whereas others saw the glass as half full, he would say, "Look, there's still some left on the bottom!" (Anonymous)
- No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or is background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
- We're not here to answer your questions; we're here to question your answers.
- The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility. The fact that it is comprehensible is a miracle. (Albert Einstein)
- It would be better if you began to teach others only after you yourself have learned something. (Albert Einstein)
- Knowledge humbles a great person, astonishes the common, and puffs up the small.
- We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive. (George Bernard Shaw)
- It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
- I ask you, as humbly as I can, to consider taking the path less traveled, going within, and getting quiet. Being yourself, shining your light, and reaching out to others.
No, no, heavens no! Not what you're thinking!! I ask these things not that they might be an alternative to living high on the hog, in the fast lane, loaded down with embarrassing wealth... but as a means to attaining these things.
Just striving to preserve our options. (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- The two most important days in your life are the day you are born... and the day you find out why. (Mark Twain)
- Leaders are twice born individuals who endure major events that lead to a sense of separateness, or perhaps estrangement from their environments. As a result, they turn inward in order to reemerge with a created rather than an inherited sense of identity.
- It is critical that the American People and not just their financial institutions be represented at the negotiating table.
- Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.
(Dwight D. Eisenhower)
- You're never to old to become younger.
- If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.
- Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.
- Wise men don't need to prove their point;
men who need to prove their point aren't wise.
- When you surrender to what is and so become fully present, the past ceases to have any power. The realm of Being, which had been obscured by the mind, then opens up. Suddenly, a great stillness arises within you, an unfathomable sense of peace. And within that peace, there is great joy. And within that joy, there is love. And at the innermost core, there is the sacred, the immeasurable. That which cannot be named.
- Always keep your composure. You can't score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score.
- Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them. (Dalai Lama)
- The good person, if able to foresee the future, would peacefully and contentedly help to bring about their own sickness, maiming, and even death, knowing that this is the right order of the universe. (Epictetus)
- The kidney consists of over 1 million little tubes, and the total length of the tubes in both kidneys runs to about 40 miles. (Anonymous)
- The reason you want every single thing that you want, is because you think you will feel really good when you get there. But, if you don't feel really good on your way to there, you can't get there. You have to be satisfied with what-is while you're reaching for more. (Esther Hicks)
- The first principle of ethical power is Purpose. By purpose, I don't mean your objective or intention something toward which you are always striving. Purpose is something bigger. It is the picture you have of yourself the kind of person you want to be or the kind of life you want to lead. (Ken Blanchard)
- We are not proponents of long life. We are proponents of joyful life, and when you find yourself in joy, the longevity usually follows. Although we do not count the success of a life by its length; we count it by its joy. (Esther Hicks)
- Some think life is not so much a place to seek personal happiness and fulfillment, but rather a place to learn lessons and pay dues.
And so it is for them.
Tallyho, (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- Confidence is the feeling you have before you understand the situation. (Anonymous)
- When your heart is singing, you are allowing Well-being. When you are appreciating, you are allowing Well-being. When you are yelling at somebody, you're not. When you're feeling insecure, you're not. When you're frustrated, you're not. (Esther Hicks)
- People see the world not as it is, but as they are.
- If wrinkles must be written upon your brow, let them not be written upon your heart.
The spirit should not grow old.
(James A. Garfield)
- If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
- The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.
(Thomas J. Peters)
- I choose to love people, not to judge them. I want to experience them as they are, not as I would want them to be.... I don't want us to spend our lives thinking about love, and change, and celebration; rather, I want us to spend our lives celebrating, and living, and changing.
(Dr. Leo Buscaglia)
- People is all everything is. All it has ever been and all it can ever be.
- I have ceased defining a "beautiful day" as a day when everything goes my way.... It's made a big difference in my life to began to define a "perfect day" as as a day in which, though some power of mine, I was able to make a day better for you.
(Dr. Leo Buscaglia)
- If you want to overcome the whole world, overcome yourself.
( Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
- In most cases, people, even evil-doers, are much simpler and more naïve than we generally suppose.
And the same is true of you and me.
( Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
- A greater power than we can contradict
Hath thwarted our intents. (Shakespeare)
- History is a fascinating subject. It is only by consulting history that one would learn that in 1915, the host city for the International Purity Conference was.... San Francisco.
(Rev. Austin Miles)
- To have an authoritative effective voice, you must master two things in life. The thing you love and the thing you hate.
(Rev. Austin Miles)
- A lot of trouble will disappear if everyone learns to talk to each other instead of talking about each other. (Anonymous)
- Big men become big by doing what they didn't want to do when they didn't want to do it. (Anonymous)
- If we love life ... life will love us back! (Anonymous)
- When you feel like you're drowning in life, don't worry your lifeguard walks on the water. (Anonymous)
- There is perhaps no more empowering belief, than understanding you're always in control of how you feel.
Similarly, understanding that just because you're not always skipping through tulips with joy doesn't mean that something's wrong with you.
You rock! (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- There is a difference between an honest admission of weakness and a self-focused feeling of inadequacy.
- I find it as difficult to understand a scientist who does not acknowledge the presence of a superior rationality behind the existence of the universe as it is to comprehend a theologian who would deny the advances of science. (Wernher Von Braun)
- Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble. In this way the pursuit of science leads to a religious feeling of a special sort, which is indeed quite different from the religiosity of someone more naive. (Albert Einstein)
- Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light-years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual...The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.
- When you laugh, be sure to laugh at what people do and not at what people are. (Anonymous)
- He did not study God; he was dazzled by him.
- No woman has ever shot a man while he was washing the dishes. (Anonymous)
- When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you. (Anonymous)
- How others see you is not important.... How you see yourself is everything. (Anonymous)
- If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right. (Henry Ford)
- It is hard to be a woman.
You must think like a man
Act like a lady
Look like a young girl
And work like a horse.
- In life you'll meet two kinds of people. The ones who build you up and the ones who tear you down. But in the end you'll thank them both. (Anonymous)
- He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions. (Anonymous)
- Jesus gave us a new norm of greatness. If you want to be important wonderful. If you want to be recognized wonderful. If you want to be great wonderful. But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That's a new definition of greatness. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
- Cravings are going to occur to you. So here's the rule of thumb about eating, or about investing in the stock market, or about anything else: If the impulse comes from a joyous thought that feels good, follow it. If the impulse comes from an uncomfortable thought that felt bad, don't follow it.
- I wake up in the morning and go to bed at night, & in between, do what I want.... (Anonymous)
- The happiest people in the world don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything. (Anonymous)
- If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself.
If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself.
Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.
- When you are going through something hard and wonder where God is, remember that the teacher is always quiet during a test. (Anonymous)
- Life's too short to walk around angry! So be happy and sing it out loud. (Anonymous)
- I don't stop when I'm tired I stop when I'm done. (Anonymous)
- The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been. (Albert Einstein)
- I'm not telling you it is going to be easy, I'm gelling you it's going to be worth it. (Art Williams)
- I don't know how it happens, Sister but I meet with nobody but myself, that's always in the right. (Quote by Benjamin Franklin to the Continental Congress)
- I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that 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. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. 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)
- Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
- All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.
- Never underestimate your ability to change yourself. Never overestimate your ability to change others. (Dr. Wayne Dyer)
- "Love is kind."
Anything less isn't love at all. (Anonymous)
- An old soul is not an old soul by virtue of age, but for their patience, self-measure, and happy tears for no apparent reason.
Hmmmmm, (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- 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.)
- To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. Tis much better to do a little with certainty & leave the rest for others that come after than to explain all things by conjecture without making sure of any thing.
- Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
- Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others? (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
- Never forget yesterday
But always live for today
'Cause you never know what tomorrow can bring,
Or what it can take away (Anonymous)
- Before you assume, learn the facts.
Before you judge, understand why.
Before you hurt someone, feel.
Before you speak, think. (Anonymous)
- What if, from now on and forevermore, people stopped using the word "evil" and replaced it with "ignorance"?
Yeah, less fear, more better; global transformation.
Let's! (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- (Final words) "Oh wow! Oh wow! Oh wow!"
- My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress.
- No one connected to Source Energy would ever harm another. It's an interesting thing: More injustices, more discomfort, and more unhappiness is projected at others under the name of righteousness, under the name of law abiding, under the name of law, and under the name of religion, than all other things put together. In other words, don't worry about it. (Esther Hicks)
- Faith is not about everything turning out OK; faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out! (Anonymous)
- Hope is not a feeling of certainty that everything ends well. Hope is just a feeling that life and work have a meaning.
- The angels are lost in perpetual contemplation of an infinite glory.
- The miracles of nature do not seem miracles because they are so common. If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world. (Anonymous)
- A thought transfixed me: for the first time in my life I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire. Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love.
- Lighthouses don't go running all over an island looking for boats to save. They just stand there shining. (Anne Lamott)
- My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I gotten this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call something crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. ( C.S. Lewis)
- Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles. It empties today of its strength. (Mary Engelbrelt)
- I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do. (Helen Keller)
- You rock, and not in that Fraggle kind of way. You rock in the way that makes other's lives shimmer as though the sun has cut through a diamond and created a prism of color only found in Heaven.
- My hope and wish is that one day, formal education will pay attention to what I call "education of the heart." Just as we take for granted the need to acquire proficiency in the basic academic subjects, I am hopeful that a time will come when we can take it for granted that children will learn, as part of the curriculum, the indispensability of inner values: love, compassion, justice, and forgiveness. (Dalai Lama)
- Make fun of death. We are as dead as it gets, and we are fully aware of this joyous experience. We are with you every time you allow it. We are in every singing bird and in every joyful child. We are part of every delicious pulsing in your environment. We are not dead, and neither will you ever be! You will just get up, one day, and get out of the movie. (Esther Hicks)
- It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not. (Mignon McLaughlin)
- Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.
(Vincent van Gogh)
- I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I have ended up where I needed to be. (Anonymous)
- Don't judge me by my past. I don't live there anymore. (Anonymous)
- Power brings you the praise of men, but weakness brings you to God. (Anonymous)
- Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.
- Do not pay attention to every word people say,
or you may hear your servant cursing you
for you know in your heart
that many times you yourself have cursed others.
- Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steadily gains in strength. At first it may be but as the spider's web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.
- He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. (Epictetus)
- History is not going to be kind to liberals. With their mindless programs, they've managed to do to Black Americans what slavery, Reconstruction, and rank racism found impossible: destroy their family and work ethic.
- Adapt yourself to the life you have been given; and truly love the people with whom destiny has surrounded you. (Marcus Aurelius)
- Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.
(Louis K. Anspacher)
- What if every unexpected delay, postponement, or redirect, only meant that at the very last second, right before the scheduled manifestation, I had an even better idea?
It happens. (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears.
- Once one passes through the entry gates of time and space, it may be handy to know that simply dwelling upon joy, abundance, or anything else involving people, will literally draw complete strangers into your life, as if they were puppets on marionette strings. Creating new and totally unpredictable circumstances that will bring you more, more, more of whatever you were thinking about.
Rebel yell optional (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- Give me control of a nation's money supply and I care not who makes the laws.
- Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong. (Thomas Jefferson)
- Elections are supposed to resolve conflicts in a great democracy, but our next one will not. The elites will face off against the elites to a standoff, and the issues animating the class war in both parties won't even be on the table.
- A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. (Mohandas Gandhi)
- Forgive those who insult you, attack you, belittle you, or take you for granted. But more this this... forgive yourself for allowing them to hurt you. (Anonymous)
- It is not so much that time heals all wounds as it is that the passage of the years lets us make peace with our grief in our way. (David Baldacci)
- When you see things that pain you, that sadden you, or that make your heart ache, remember... you're not seeing all.
I hope you never need this one.
You're welcome, (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- If you don't plant flowers in the garden of your mind, you'll forever pull weeds. (John Demartini)
- God casts our sins into the depths of the sea and then posts a sign, "No Fishing Allowed." (Corrie ten Boom)
- The best you can do for anyone is to thrive fully and be willing to explain to anyone who asks how it is that you are thriving, and what it is that you've discovered and then, just relax and trust that all truly is well. (Esther Hicks)
- Fear is the father of courage and the mother of safety.
(Henry H. Tweedy)
- In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take.
- Faith ends where worry begins and worry ends where faith begins.
- Litigation: A form of hell whereby money is transferred from the pockets of the proletariat to that of lawyers. (Frank McKinney Hubbard)
- Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. (C. G. Jung)
- I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. (Thomas Jefferson)
- Women are Angels. And when someone breaks their wings they Simply continue to fly on a broomstick.They are flexible like that. (Anonymous)
- Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. (John F. Kennedy)
- The fountain of contentment must spring up in the mind, and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief he proposes to remove.
- You can't reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday's junk.
- The doctrine of punctuation must needs be very imperfect: few precise rules can be given, which will hold without exception in all cases; but much must be left to the judgement and taste of the writer.
(A Short Introduction to English Grammar, 1762)
- You are free to choose but you are not free from the consequences of your choices. (Anonymous)
- We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
- The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're alive
(Orlando A. Battista)
- The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that it's difficult to determine whether or not they are genuine.
- You can never make the same mistake twice because the second time you make it, it's not a mistake, it's a choice. (Anonymous)
- You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last chapter. (Anonymous)
- I don't think the worst thing that could happen to me is raising a child with special needs. I think the worst thing would be to raise a child who is cruel to those with special needs. (Anonymous)
- The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
(Elizabeth Kubler Ross)
- Yo! Ho! Ho! It's time for more good news and bad news!!!
The bad news, is that there are going to be a few more challenges.
Ha! You're right, that's the good news, too!
Each proving that you're even greater, cooler, and more lovable than you now realize.
You're welcome, (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- How about the next time you go to work, the mall, or a labyrinth, you glide, slide, and twirl a bit? Wink, smile, and wave? Dip, bend, and high-five? Strut, saunter, and beam?
Just a bit?
Teeny, tiny? (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- Life is too short to stress yourself with people who don't deserve to be an issue in your life. (Anonymous)
- So many people need you to behave in a certain way for them to feel good. They condemn you for your selfishness. "How dare you be so selfish as to follow what makes you feel good? You should follow what makes us feel good." (Esther Hicks)
- I was once asked why I don't participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there.
- If you live your life as though every day would be the last day in your life, someday it will be. (Anonymous)
- Remembering you are going to die is the best way to remember you have nothing to lose. "You are already naked, you have nothing to lose by following you heart."
- It's as if before you there are countless doorways, all leading to new and different hallways. So you wonder and think, calculate and stress, over whether or not you'll knock on the "right" one.
But what you can't yet see is that all of the hallways beyond all of the doorways eventually lead to the same great room, in the same great house, with the same great party.
So, may as well pick the one you want? Huh? (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- There is perhaps, no greater debilitating belief than thinking there are elements of your reality that you cannot control be they fate, karma, the influence of other people, your stars, your palm, your loves, your looks, your personality, your intelligence, your sense of humor, or chocolate.
You simply decide everything, moment to moment.
Next decision please
The Universe (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection. (Sigmund Freud)
- Love Thy Neighbor
Thy Homeless Neighbor
Thy Muslim Neighbor
Thy Black Neighbor
Thy Gay Neighbor
Thy White Neighbor
Thy Jewish Neighbor
Thy Christian Neighbor
Thy Atheist Neighbor
Thy Racist Neighbor
Thy Addicted Neighbor
- Apologizing does not always mean that you're wrong and the other person is right. It just means that you value your relationship more than your ego. (Anonymous)
- Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life thinking that it is stupid. (Albert Einstein)
- Holding a grudge is letting someone live rent-free in your head. (Anonymous)
- What you want to keep secret, tell no one. If you could not control your urge to tell, how can you expect silence from anyone else?
- On A Sign:
Tired of being harassed by your stupid parents?
Move out. Get a job. Pay your bills while you still know everything. (Anonymous)
- A happy life is just a string of happy moments. But most people don't allow the happy moment, because they're so busy trying to get a happy life. (Esther Hicks)
- It's funny, but the more proficient one becomes at navigating the ship of their dreams, the more they leave the navigating to me (and the smoother the sailing).
And vice versa the more they leave the navigating to me, the more proficient they become.
Your nautical wheeler
Whooohoooo, (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed. (Nicolas Chamfort)
- Yes and No are very short words to say, but we should think for some length of time before saying them. (Anonymous)
- Free will is not the liberty to do whatever one likes, but the power of doing whatever one sees ought to be done, even in the very face of otherwise overwhelming impulse. There lies freedom, indeed. (Anonymous)
- Are we for marriage? Yes. Are we for divorce? Yes. Are we for monogamy? Yes. All of you have different ways of satisfying your desires, and all of it is appropriate or not. And only you, individually, know if it is appropriate or inappropriate unto you in this moment. (Esther Hicks)
- If your back isn't broken, if your feet can walk, if both arms can bend, if both eyes can see, and if both ears can hear, then whom should you envy? (Alexander Solzhenitsyn)
- For the husband who told his wife he loved her before his plane went down in a field. For the wife who stopped in the stairs to call her husband to say she will love him forever. For the mothers and fathers who kissed their kids goodbye that morning for the last time. For the policemen, firemen, and other rescue workers who rushed in to help others and lost their lives. For the soldiers who fought back and made the ultimate sacrifice. Today, tomorrow, ten years from now, we will remember.
- Sara Palin's three interlocking points:First, that the United States is now governed by a "permanent political class," drawn from both parties, that is increasingly cut off from the concerns of regular people.(This didn't belong here it is no quote but I needed to save it someplace.)
Second, that these Republicans and Democrats have allied with big business to mutual advantage to create what she called "corporate crony capitalism."
Third, that the real political divide in the United States may no longer be between friends and foes of Big Government, but between friends and foes of vast, remote, unaccountable institutions (both public and private).
- May gentle grace gift you with peace.
- Love can heal the deepest wound of all time and love can also be the reason why that wound was so deep.
- What loneliness is more lonely than distrust? (George Eliot)
- Beauty and seduction are nature's tools for survival because we protect what we fall in love with.
- While one's capacity to dream great dreams is truly infinite, the capacity to do great things is mightily dependent upon one's ability to do little, baby, trite, mortal, dull, and sometimes silly things.
Yeah, easy for you, huh?
Whooohoooo, (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- God sells us all things at the price of labor.
(Leonardo da Vinci) (Click here for more about da Vinci)
- The end of labor is to gain leisure. (Aristotle)
- Men would live exceedingly quiet if these two words, mine and thine were taken away.
- It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly. (Bertrand Russell)
- Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open? Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence.
- What I have known with respect to myself, has tended much to lessen both my admiration, and my contempt, of others.
- Every religion on the planet, and there are so many more than you are even aware of, has the potential of absolute thriving. But when you think that you must prove that you have the only one that is right and you use your condemnation to push against the others your condemnation separates you from your own Connection that, before your condemnation, you were finding in your own religion. (Esther Hicks)
- Of course there are exceptions, but all-in-all it seems to me that those who are religious, cling, whereas those who are spiritual, seek.
But to be really honest, it's the happy folks who know how to live.
Next, (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- Creative minds always have been known to survive any kind of bad training.
- If you are depressed, you are living in the past.
If you are anxious, you are living in the future.
If you are at peace, you are living in the present. (Lao-Tze)
- The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
- The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are. (Marcus Aurelius)
- Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don't.
Life is ten percent what you make it, and ninety percent how you take it! (Anonymous)
- Plan for what is difficult while it is easy, do what is great while it is small.
The most difficult things in the world are done when they are easy, the greatest things in the world are done when they are still small.
- World peace will never be stable until enough of us find inner peace to stabilize it
- 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
- Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.
- But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions think.
- The eternal substance of a thing never lies in the thing itself, but in the quality of our reaction toward it. If in hard times we are kept from resentment, held in silence, and filled with inward sweetness, that is what matters. The event that distressed us will pass from memory just as a wind that passes and is gone. But what we were while the wind was blowing has eternal consequences.
(A. Wetherell Johnson)
- There is no crime of which I do not consider myself capable. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
- They ne'er car'd for us yet. Suffer us to famish, and their storehouses cramm'd with grain; make edicts for usury, to support usurers; repeal daily any wholesome act established against the rich, and provide more piercing statutes daily to chain up and restrain the poor. If the wars eat us not up, they will. (Shakespeare)
- So come on, let's leave the preschool finger-painting exercises and get on with the grand work of art. Grow up in Christ. The basic foundational truths are in place: turning your back on "salvation by self-help" and turning in trust toward God.
(Heb. 6:1 MSG)
- And this our life, exempt from public haunt,
Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and good in everything. (Shakespeare)
- His taints and honours
Wag'd equal with him. (Shakespeare)
- The breaking of so great a thing should make
A greater crack. The round world
Should have shook lions into civil streets,
And citizens to their dens. The death of Antony
Is not a single doom. (Shakespeare)
- The lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.
- God must have been disappointed in Adam He made Eve so different. (Anonymous)
- When we are judging others, we have no time to love them.
- A radical is a man with both feet firmly planted in the air.
( Franklin D. Roosevelt) [POLITICS]
- You don't get what you want in life.
You get what you expect. (Anonymous)
- The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness.
- If the US Government was a family, they would be making $58,000 a year, they spend $75,000 a year, & are $327,000 in credit card debt. They are currently proposing BIG spending cuts to reduce their spending to $72,000 a year. These are the actual proportions of the federal budget & debt, reduced to a level that we can understand.
- We are all on a perpetual cycle of joyous becoming. We will never get it done, ever, ever, ever, ever. (Esther Hicks)
- Because a fellow has failed once or twice or a dozen times, you don't want to set him down as a failure till he's dead or loses his courage.
(George C. Lorimer)
- What we are seeing is a stupendous pile-up of immensely careless people who have been heading for trouble for more than a decade now.... because of the folly of supplyside economices, which falsely assured Americans they could have their cake and eat it too....
Both parties got us into this mess; it will take both parties to get us out.
- I did the best I could. And then, when I knew how to do better, I did better. (Anonymous)
- If Thomas Edison invented electric light today, Dan Rather would report it on CBS News as, "Candle making industry threatened."
- In any man who dies there dies with him, his first snow and kiss and fight. Not people die but worlds die in them.
- Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God. (Anonymous)
- The great thing about feeling deep, profound, earthshaking love is that you can start with anyone.
Next! (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- The journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path.... One that we must all take. The grey rain curtain of this world rolls back and all turns to silver glass. And then you see it. White shores. And beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.
(J. R. R. Tolkien)
- A generous deed should not be checked by cold counsel.
- All you have to do is decide what to do with the time given to you.
(J. R. R. Tolkien)
- Baby souls follow.
Young souls lead.
But old souls are happy to dance alone.
Not that I'm spying on you, (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- We must remember that the test of our religious principles lies not just in what we say, not only in our prayers, not even in living blameless lives but in what we do for others.
- My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference!
- Rather than wanting to hold to the past longer and slow things down and stop the aging process just revel in the power of now! You can't stop time, and you won't stop the recycling process that is taking place upon this planet, nor would you want to but you do not have to suffer the moving through time. Every moment can be more wonderful than the moment before. (Esther Hicks)
- I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.
(Dwight D. Eisenhower)
- Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
- Once you start rejoicing whatever you are, life takes such psychedelic colors, your each moment becomes so juicy, your whole life becomes a celebration.
- Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. (Omar Khayyam)
- There are more connections in every square millimeter of a human brain then stars in the milky way. (Matthew Huntington)
- What if evangelicals today, instead of focusing on "evangelizing" and "converting" people, were to begin to think of Jesus not as starting a new religion, but as the central figure of a movement that transcends religious distinctions and identities?
- Encouraging anyone and everyone to become an apprentice of Jesus, without manipulation, is a more open, dynamic and relational way of helping people who want to become more like Jesus regardless of their religious identity.
- Trouble can sit right on my shoulder and I don't even notice.
- To grow...you must be willing to let your present and future...be totally unlike your past...your history is not your destiny. (Anonymous)
- I wish I were being ironic, but I just saw Dolly Parton at the Hollywood Bowl and loved it.
- Dictionaries are like watches, the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to go quite true.
- More important than anything else I learned during my hitch in the Navy was a piece of wisdom that one of the instructors shared with me, "You will have a difficult life," he said, "if you don't learn one important fact If you aren't having fun you aren't doing it right."
- My passionate belief is that business can be fun, it can be conducted with love and a powerful force for good.
- Some are better loved from a distance.
For a while, anyway.
And that's OK. (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- People who are evil attack others rather than face their own failures.
(M. Scott Peck)
- Most people think that courage is the absence of fear.
The absence of fear is not courage; the absence of fear is some kind of brain damage.
(M. Scott Peck)
- Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
- I hate all this silly religion, but you, God, I trust.
(Psalm 31:6 MSG)
- Thou seest we are not all alone unhappy:
This wide and universal theatre
Presents more woeful pageants than the scene
Wherein we play in. (Shakespeare)
- The nearer the church the farther from God.
(Sir Walter Scott)
- His taints and honours
Wag'd equal with him. (Shakespeare)
- But when we in our viciousness grow hard
O misery on't! the wise gods seel our eyes,
In our own filth drop our clear judgments, make us
Adore our errors, laugh at's while we strut
To our confusion (Shakespeare)
- The lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.
- All who sing have the right to be called the children of God.
- The only way to win is to fight on the side of your adversaries.
- A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Many people are wanting to fan your flames of discomfort, because they believe that "you're either with us or against us; if you don't stand in the same disgust and horror that we are all standing, then you are not with us." It's hard for people to understand that you can at the same time not agree with them and still not be against them. That you could be for something without being against something else. (Esther Hicks)
- We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining they just shine.
(Dwight L. Moody)
- Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age 18. (Albert Einstein)
- Struggle and joy are not on the same channel. You joy your way to joy. You laugh your way to success. It is through your joy that good things come.
- Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so let us be thankful.
- Carpe diem!
Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think.
- To live in this world, you must be able to do three things; to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.
- An effective parent is a happy parent. An effective parent is a parent who laughs easily and often; and who doesn't take things so seriously. (Esther Hicks)
- When you get to the end of all the light you know and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.
- As you turn your attention toward the positive aspects of the personalities and behaviors of others with whom you share your planet, you will train your point of attraction in the direction of only what you desire. Not only does the power of your thought determine which people make their way into your life, but the power of your thought determines how they behave once they get there. (Esther Hicks)
- There is no wild beast so ferocious as Christians who differ concerning their faith.
(W. E. H. Lecky)
- Practicing the Golden Rule is not a sacrifice; it is an investment. (Anonymous)
- It doesn't matter how long we may have been stuck in a sense of our limitations. If we go into a darkened room and turn on the light, it doesn't matter if the room has been dark for a day, a week, or ten thousand years we turn on the light and it is illuminated. Once we control our capacity for love and happiness, the light has been turned on.
- Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself. If all it does is maintain itself, then living is only not dying.
(Simone de Beauvoir)
- You can't punish yourself into change. You can't whip yourself into shape. But you can love yourself into well-being.
- I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it. (Maya Angelou)
- Euphemisms are not, as many young people think, useless verbiage for that which can and should be said bluntly.... Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.
- You think that the goal is to be over there, and we say the goal is the journey over there; the goal is the fun you have along the way on your way to over there. (Esther Hicks)
- You cannot continue to beat the drum of things that don't feel good when you beat them without filling your future experience full of things that don't feel good. (Esther Hicks)
- You can pile up as many worldly possessions around you as you like, but they will never fill you up on the inside, only create a wall between you and the world.
- We will be soldiers, so our sons may be farmers, so their sons may be artists. (Thomas Jefferson)
- Test regarding the government.
"This test is not an easy one. The website reports that college educators average about 55%. The average citizen averages about 49%."My results: You answered 29 out of 33 correctly 87.88 %
(I really should have gotten one of the misses correct....)
- We didn't say: when you feel good you are allowing good, and when you feel bad you are allowing bad (although it may translate into your experience in that way). There is only a Source of Well-being which you are allowing or not. (Esther Hicks)
- Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.
(Michel de Montaigne)
- The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook. (Julia Child)
- You are the cause of whatsoever is happening to you. You are the cause, and the world is just a mirror. But it is consolatory always to find the cause somewhere else. Then you never feel guilt, you never feel self-condemned. You can always point out that here is the cause, and unless this cause changes, "How can I change?" You can escape into it; this is a trick.
- The odd thing about the often long and lonely path of life is that when you get to the end of it and look back, you'll find that it was neither of these.
Swoosh! (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- I once heard two ladies going on and on about the pains of childbirth and how men don't seem to know what real pain is. I asked if either of them ever got themselves caught in a zipper.
- You cannot get sick enough to help sick people get better. You cannot get poor enough to help poor people thrive. It is only in your thriving that you have anything to offer anyone. If you're wanting to be of an advantage to others, be as tapped in, turned in, turned on as you can possibly be. (Esther Hicks)
- As you think thoughts that feel good to you, you will be in harmony with who-you-really-are. And in doing so you will utilize your profound freedom. Seek joy first, and all of the growth that you could ever imagine will come joyously and abundantly unto you. (Esther Hicks)
- When a man has done all he can do, still there is a mighty, mysterious agency over which he needs influence to secure success. The one way he can reach it is by prayer.
(Russel H. Conwell)
- What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.
(Edgar Watson Howe)
- Nought shall prevail against us, or disturb Our cheerful faith, that all which we behold Is full of blessings.
- Make crime pay. Become a Lawyer. (Will Rogers)
- The best thing about every financial meltdown, global or otherwise, is learning that whatever was lost, can be recreated.
Hold on loosely, (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- See everyone you meet as a brand new invitation to fall in love with me.
Kiss, kiss. (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- Some people would rather be wrong than quiet for a minute. (Anonymous)
- Last year's "Call of Duty: Black Ops" didn't just break video-game records. Selling 5.6 million copies in 24 hours and grossing $650 million in its first five days.... By comparison, "Avatar" grossed $77 million in its opening weekend.
(Doug Gross, CNN)
- Reality is impermanent in the sense that all things change from moment to moment. When we learn to stop resisting the way things are...happiness and peace arrive at our doorstep.
- When you raise the bar, I jump higher.
Ready? (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- We may pretend that we're basically moral people who make mistakes, but the whole of history proves otherwise.
- Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
- Fall seven times; stand up eight.
- You must be the change you want to see in the world. (Mohandas Gandhi)
- Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
- I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
- For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
- Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
- The mind can make a heaven out of hell or a hell out of heaven
- The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
- Neither genius, fame, nor love show the greatness of the soul. Only kindness can do that.
(Jean Baptiste Henri Lacordaire)
- Calling Atheism a religion is like calling bald a hair color.
- 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.
- Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish, and then it is disgusting.
- There are only two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. (Denis Waitley)
- How adventurous would life be if you were "challenge free"? If you had the perfect body, perfect self-esteem, everyone adored you, and you won the lottery every Sunday?
Now what if, painful as they may temporarily be, you could choose a life during which challenges might arise whenever your thinking needed expansion, on the sole condition that every one of them could be overcome no matter how daunting they may at first seem?
Everything makes you more, (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- Silence is never more golden than when you hold it long enough to get all the facts before you speak. (Anonymous)
- Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory.
(Leonardo da Vinci) (Click here for more about da Vinci)
- We would never go to court for any reason, because that is a physical act of exclusion as big as we've ever seen it, and we've never seen anybody ultimately benefit from that. (Esther Hicks)
- You are 1 person out of 7 billion people
On 1 planet out of 8 planets
In 1 star system out of 100 billion star systems
In 1 galaxy out of 100 billion galaxies
So you are enormously insignificant
...on the other hand....
Out of 100 billion galaxies
existing in 100 billion star systems
out of 7 billion people
you have your own unique genetic makeup
your thumbprint is yours alone
you can create art
and write a song
and are depended upon by others that love you
you are enormously signficant.
- Lord when I ask for something and you have something better...please cancel my request. (Anonymous)
- Your thoughts become words, your words become actions, your actions become habits, your habits become your character, and your character becomes your destiny. Be careful of what you think. (Lao-Tze)
- God made woman beautiful and foolish; beautiful, that man might love her; and foolish, that she might love him.
- I would define true courage to be a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.
(William Tecumseh Sherman)
- Energy misalignment, is asking or demanding too much of yourself in terms of time and effort. In other words, you just cannot burn the candle at both ends, so that you are physically tired, and then expect yourself to have a cheerful attitude. So, the rule of thumb has to be: "I'm going to be very, very, very happy, and then do everything I have time to do after that." (Esther Hicks)
- The reason a dog has so many friends is because he wags his tail instead of his tongue... (Anonymous)
- Each small task of everyday life is part of the total harmony of the Universe.
(St. Therese of Lisieux)
- Education is not filling a pail it's lighting a fire.
(William Butler Yeats)
- Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don't want. (Esther Hicks)
- Our lives are streams flowing into the same river towards whatever heaven lies in the mists beyond the falls. Find the joy in your life. Close your eyes and let the stream take you home.
- The very most anyone ever has to overcome is today.
Which is actually the "height limit" on all metaphorical lions, tigers and bears.
Double GRR-R-R-R-R..., (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- Good friends are like bras, supportive, never leave you hanging, make you look good, and are always close to your heart. (Anonymous)
- The parables of Jesus were table talk. Their metaphors of masters and servants and meals were prompted by immediate and commonplace surroundings.... However, the familiar stories are like a mind field full of traps and trip wires. They all contain contradictions, alienating elements, which brings the listener up short and make him see a new potential, for good or evil, in the most banal event.
- What we cannot cope with is the untidiness of the universe, the lunatic aspect of a cosmos with no known beginning or visible end and no apparent meaning to all its burtling dynamics.... We cannot tolerate its monstrous indifference in the face of all our fears and agonies.... The prophets offer us hope; but only the man-god can make the paradox tolerable. This is why the coming of Jesus is a healing and a saving event.
- The Kingdom of God is a dwelling place for men. What else can it signify but a condition in which human existence is not only tolerable but joyful because it is open to infinity. (Anonymous)
- May I be filled with loving-kindness
May I be free from suffering
May I be well.
May I be at peace.
May I be joyful.
May you be filled with loving-kindness
May you be free from suffering
May you be well.
May you be at peace.
May you be joyful.
- The biggest mistake we've all made through the ages is to try to explain the ways of God to men. We shouldn't do that. We should just announce him. He explains himself very well.
- God respects me when I work, but He loves me when I sing. (Anonymous)
- Some people are happiest when they have something to be unhappy about.
Let 'em have it.
Not you, (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
- Forgiveness liberates the soul. It removes fear. That is why it is such a powerful weapon. (Nelson Mandela)
- It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err. (Mohandas Gandhi)
- In time and space, if you just look for what's right in others, in relationships, in yourself and your journey you'll always find it.
Same when looking for what's wrong. (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- Gossip ends at a wise person's ears. (ODB)
- It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not.
(James Samuel Gordon)
- Politics: The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
- To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible.
(Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
- Unblest is he who thinks himself unblest. (Seneca)
- The best thing you could do for anyone that you love, is be happy! And the very worst thing that you could do for anyone that you love, is be unhappy, and then ask them to to try to change it, when there is nothing that anybody else can do that will make you happy. (Esther Hicks)
- The difference between taking baby steps and acting small, is that one prepares you for success, the other for a fall. (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- Most people walk in and out of your life, but FRIENDS leave footprints in your heart. (Anonymous)
- The world breaks everyone and afterwards some are strong at the broken places. (Ernest Hemingway)
- If Earth were the size and weight of a table tennis ball, the Sun would measure 12 feet and weigh 3 tons. On this scale, Earth would orbit the sun at a distance of 1,325 feet. (Anonymous)
- Between the two of you, I doubt I could put together a three-digit IQ.
- The most important decision you will ever make is how you will spend the present moment.
- It is not what you take when you leave the world behind you; it's what you leave behind you when you go.
- Holding onto your anger is like clutching a vibrating pole.
The harder you clench, the more every part of your being vibrates in reaction.
- The remarkable thing is that we really 'do' love our neghbor as ourselves; we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant towards others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.
- There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. (Bryantnbsp;H. McGill)
- When you talk about what you want and why you want it, there's usually less resistance within you than when you talk about what you want and how you're going to get it. When you pose questions you don't have answers for, like how, where, when, who, it sets up a contradictory vibration that slows everything down. (Esther Hicks)
- One's ability to succeed is always proportional to one's willingness to fail.
Besides, all failures are temporary, all tigers are paper, and life is a many splendored thing.
Go for it! (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- The truth is rarely pure and never simple. (Oscar Wilde)
- If speaking to a spiritual novice during the darker days of human evolution, one might explain God, metaphorically, as if "He" were angry, testing, and judgmental.
To someone a bit more savvy, during easier times, one might explain God, metaphorically, as if "She" were always loving, nurturing, and forever conspiring on our behalf.
And to someone on the verge of a total breakthrough, during the latter days of human evolution, one might explain God by asking them to turn up the music, take off their shoes, walk in the grass, unleash the dogs, free the canary, catch a breeze, ride a wave, dance every day, get up early, take a nap, stay out late, eat chocolate, feel the love, give stuff away, earn it back, give some more, and laugh.... Really.
Catch a breeze! (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- Private business and workers can't rely on money from taxes or fees to bail them out..., but PUBLIC EMPLOYEES, and PUBLIC EMPLOYERS can. They are paid by us. We are the BOSS, We (you-Me-them-us) are paying. We want to treat our workers well, but we trusted politicians to be our collective bargaining team (for both sides) and allowed vote hungry politicians to convince us they had our best interest at heart. They sold us out (even those of us in public jobs). So now we are firing our teachers, firemen, police officers, and county nurses, we are closing schools, etc. because the money to pay them is 'ear marked' for those 'promised pensions and health care' (all negotiated between Political Unions, and Political Employers). Unless we as tax payers stop the bleeding, and rein in this kind of spending we will see jobless rates stay where they are, and you might as well consign yourself to servitude just to pay for these unrealistic EAR MARKS.
- All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. (Chinese proverb)
- Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes it own punishment in silence.
- Anytime you think you really know something, you're going to find our you're wrong.
- If anyone could be expected to have a problem with the Park51 plan, it might be Father Mark Arey, the ecumenical officer of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. His church, St. Nicholas, was crushed by the collapse of the World Trade Center's South Tower on September 11, 2001, and the Port Authority has yet to clear the way for it to be rebuilt. But when Arey started getting calls asking, "Aren't you people outraged that they're building a mosque, and you can't rebuild your church?" his answer was always the same "We support freedom of religion, period."
- Tracking technology helps services like Amazon and Netflix make purchase recoommendations. Tracking helps newspapers like the New Your Times and other online publications place ads that you'll actually care about.... The Web without tracking technology would be so much worse for users and consumers.
(Fred Wilson, writer for New York Times)
- Physical man gets into an uncomfortable place when he concludes, "I and those like me have come to the right decisions, and everybody that's living outside of these right decisions is wrong." And then he spends his life pushing against all those "wrong" decisions and cutting himself off from the Life Force that would help him have joy in his, what he concludes to be, right decisions. There is no one right path. There are endless paths, and the differences in the paths are what make them more and more, and more, perfect. The same old path no longer serves. (Esther Hicks)
- Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally.
- Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
(John Kenneth Galbraith)
- If we ever have patience to get through the noise and static going on in the lives of people who appear only to be couch potatos, we would always be able to catch a little flute-like melody that might fill us with delight.
- Everybody is like a magnet. You attract to yourself reflections of that which you are. If you're friendly, then everybody else seems to be friendly too.
- Results from a survey of the nonreligious found that the highest life satisfaction was found on both ends of the spectrum the confident atheists and the confident theists. The happiness and emotional stability of these two groups were statistically equivalent, exceeding that of the general population. It was the doubters and the seekers, the people in the middle who weren't sure either way, who were worse off.
(There is No God-shaped Hole from Profiles of the Godless)
- There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every person, and it can never be filled by any created thing. It can only be filled by God, made known through Jesus Christ.
- The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.
- The thing about making it big, and doing it fast is that invariably the first steps will be small and slow.
Which oddly, for many, is the same reason they don't take them.
You know better, huh?
Huh, huh, huh? (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- You can't take sides against anything. If you would just leave the "against" part out; if you would just be one who is for things you would live happily ever after.... (Esther Hicks)
- Honesty in the absence of compassion becomes cruelty. Tenacity unmediated by flexibility congeals into rigidity. Confidence untempered by humility is arrogance. Courage without prudence is recklessness. Because all virtues are entailed, any strength overused ultimately becomes a liability. Breathing in is relaxing, but only if we're equally capable of exhaling. (Tony Schwartz)
- Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans. (John Lennon)
- The main thing those who've "passed" would like to tell those who've not "passed," Donald, is that once you get over the shock of having safely arrived completely intact, cool as ever, and bathed in love what you'll miss most about Earth, after ice cream, is the beguiling romance of uncertainty.
Oh yes you will.
You really do have it made. (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure frank criticism without being stung by it, those who venture to criticize us perform a remarkable act of friendship, for to undertake to wound or offend a man for his own good is to have a healthy love for him.
(Michel de Montaigne)
- Affinity, Reality, and Communication forms the emotional response that partners have toward each other; reality is the area of common agreement. Together, these contribute to the flow of communication. The three parts together equal understanding. If you're having a disagreement with someone, your affinity drops quickly. Your mutual reality is shattered. Your communication becomes more halted. You begin to talk over each other. There's less and less understanding. But all you need to do is to raise one part of the triangle and you increase the others as well.
(Fr The New Yorker)
- I can't say I was ever lost, but I was bewildered once for three days.
- Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. (Ben"Franklin)
- You are just a few laughs away from letting a whole lot of good stuff in. You are just a few kisses away from letting a whole lot of good stuff in. (Esther Hicks)
- Wisdom is a living stream, not an icon preserved in a museum. Only when we find the spring of wisdom in our life can it flow into future generations.
(Thich Nhat Hanh)
- A bird does not sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song (Chinese proverb)
- Have you ever wondered why most people have less trouble with walking and not falling down, talking and making perfect sense, and breathing without stop, than they do with dieting, finding love, or getting rich? Of course not, but it wouldn't be a bad idea.
It's because with walking, talking, and breathing (which, incidentally, are infinitely more complex than the latter), they engage the magic with intent and expectation, twitch a few general muscles to get things started, and then, with faith, they turn the rest over to me.
In the second group, they try to do it all themselves.
I rock like that, (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.
- Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. (Voltaire)
- If you will let your dominant intention be to revise and improve the content of the story you tell every day of your life, it is our absolute promise to you that your life will become that ever-improving story. (Esther Hicks)
- I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.
- For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.
- Like most things in life, getting what you want, or doing something new, or being really honest with yourself, is typically very, very hard for first timers, but then.... it becomes patently, ridiculously, absurdly and preposterously EASY for the rest of eternity.
I'd say do it right, nail it, whatever it takes, because "easy" is good, and eternity is long. (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- Enthusiasm is contagious and so is the lack of it. (Anonymous)
- You can always see the little girl or little boy in another, if you but look. And then how you can see that the mask they sometimes wear isn't to inspire your fear, but to hide their own. (The Universe aka Mike Dooley)
- We never know how high we are
Till we are called to rise;
And then, if we are true to plan,
Our statures touch the skies.
The Heroism we recite
Would be a daily thing,
Did not ourselves the Cubits warp
For fear to be a King.
- It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact. (Edmund Burke)
- Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy. (Ernest Benn)
- Truth hurts not the searching after; the running from! (John Eyberg)
- To regret one's own experiences is to arrest one's own development. To deny one's own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one's life. It is no less than a denial of the soul. (Oscar Wilde)
- The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves. We live in denial of what we do, even what we think. We do this because we're afraid.
- A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
- There is a little tree planted on a little hill and on that tree hangs the most influential character that ever came in this world. But never feel that that tree is a meaningless drama that took place on the stages of history. Oh no, it is a telescope through which we look out into the long vista of eternity, and see the love of God breaking forth into time. It is an eternal reminder to a power-drunk generation that love is the only way. It is an eternal reminder to a generation depending on nuclear and atomic energy, a generation depending on physical violence, that love is the only creative, redemptive, transforming power in the universe. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
- Hate distorts the personality of the hater. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
- Love is creative, understanding goodwill for all men. It is the refusal to defeat any individual. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
- The person who hates you most has some good in him; even the nation that hates you most has some good in it; even the race that hates you most has some good in it. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
- There is enough stuff in me to make both a gentleman and a rogue. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
- Democracy is the greatest form of government to my mind that man has ever conceived, but the weakness is that we have never touched it. Isn't it true that we have often taken necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes? Isn't it true that we have often in our democracy trampled over individuals and races with the iron feet of oppression? Isn't it true that through our Western powers we have perpetuated colonialism and imperialism? (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
- Some people will not like you, not because of something you have done to them, but they just won't like you.... Some people aren't going to like the way you walk; some people aren't going to like the way you talk. Some people aren't going to like you because you can do your job better than they can do theirs. Some people aren't going to like you because other people like you, and because you're popular, and because you're well-liked.... (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
- People often write me and ask how I keep my wood floors so clean when I live with a child and a dog, and my answer is that I use a technique called Suffering From a Mental Illness. (Heather Armstrong)
- Some people are like Slinkys They're not really good for anything, but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs. (Jim Aster)
- One of the fastest ways to make your way to a wonderful relationship is to find any subject that consistently feels good, and focus on that even if it has nothing to do with relationships. (Esther Hicks)
- Why don't the bad people suffer in the world? My answer: they do..... Their punishment is very real and very severe.... They run the risk of coming to the end of their lives without ever having known the satisfaction of genuine love, self-discipline unselfishness, generosity. That, it seems to me, is a worse punishment than going to jail, worse than being stuck by little red figures with pitchforks or dipped in fiery brimstone.
- You can find yourself in an endless loop where you explain that you feel negative because of the negative behavior of someone else. But if, instead, you take control of your own emotions and you think an improved thought because it feels better to do so, you will discover that no matter how the negative trend got started, you can turn it around. (Esther Hicks)
- Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
- To have an incredible increase in self-esteem, all you have to do is start doing some little something. You don't have to do spectacularly dramatic things for self-esteem to start going off the scale. Just make a commitment to any easy discipline. Then another one and another one.
- Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you.
(William Arthur Ward)
- Anger is the feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind.
- We need anything politically important rationed out like Pez: small, sweet, and coming out of a funny, plastic head.
- Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.
- There is no relationship of greater importance to achieve than the relationship between you, in your physical body, right here and now, and the Soul/Source/God from which you have come. If you tend to that relationship, first and foremost, you will then, and only then, have the stable footing to proceed into other relationships. (Esther Hicks)
- Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. (Albert Einstein)
- Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. (Albert Einstein)
- If you love someone, 'showing it' is better than 'telling it.' If you hate someone,'telling it' is better than 'showing it.' (Anonymous)
- One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
- The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
- Only the dead have seen the end of war.
- Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
- Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance. (Anonymous)
- Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.
(Thomas H. Huxley)
- If you would know God be not therefore a solver of riddles.
Rather look about you and you shall see Him playing with your children.
And look into space; you shall see Him walking in the cloud, outstretching His arms in the lightning and descending in rain.
You shall see Him smiling in flowers, then rising and waving His hands in trees.
- Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honoured by posterity because he was the last to discover America.
- The majority have been programmed from their past experience to expect physical decline. And while it is something they don't want, they are programmed to expect it. And so, they're going to get what they expect. It's not that what they expect is the reality that everyone lives, but that everyone lives the reality of what they expect. (Esther Hicks)
- Have courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones. When you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
- Don't cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won't let you see the stars.
- The people of the world having once been deceived, suspect deceit in truth itself.
- Transform your vision into an abundantly productive work ethic that is uniquely yours. (Anonymous)
- Have fun, laugh often, look for reasons to appreciate and practice the art of appreciation. And as you practice it, the Universer will give you constant opportunities to express it. So that your life just gets better and better and better. (Esther Hicks)
- Don't worry about this world; it is not broken. And don't worry about others. You worry more about them than they do. There are people waging war; there are people on the battlefield who are more alive than they've ever been before. Don't try to protect people from life; just let them have their experience while you focus upon your own experience. (Esther Hicks)
- A hard fall means a high bounce.... if you're made of the right material. (Anonymous)
- You will notice that those who speak most of prosperity, have it. Those who speak most of health, have it. Those who speak most of sickness, have it. Those who speak most of poverty, have it. It is Law. It can be no other way.... (Esther Hicks)
- The continuous invention of new ways of observing is man's special secret of living.
(J. Z. Young)
- I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
- The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
- One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you're feeling blue is that he doesn't try to find out why. (Anonymous)
- If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. (Will Rogers)
- Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- If you can train yourself to think more and more of the needs of those around you, to work with people even if they are not always pleasant, you will be making yourself immune to depression, and you will be helping others to do the same.
- There are few human emotions as warm, comforting, and enveloping as self-pity. And nothing is more corrosive and destructive. There is only one answer; turn away from it and move on. (Dr. Megan Reik)
- Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke.
- To be a man is to be responsible. It is to feel shame at the sight of what seems to be unmerited misery. It is to take pride in a victory won by one's comrades. It is to feel, when setting one's stone, that one is contributing to the building of the world.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
- If you believe everything you read, better not read. (Japanese Proverb)
- Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people....
- Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and cleaner. (Mohandas Gandhi)
- Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.
(H. H. Williams)
- You control nothing until you control yourself. (Jacob McAllister)
- It is our desire to help you to return to your natural appreciation of the others with whom you are sharing your planet so that you can fully enjoy every encounter with others, no matter how brief, or regardless of whether you agree with them or not. (Esther Hicks)
- Marriage is a relationship where one person is always right, and the other is a husband. (Anonymous)
- Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender.
(Henri Frederic Amiel)
- If men as individuals surrender to the call of their elementary instincts, avoiding pain and seeking satisfaction only for their own selves, the result for them all taken together must be a state of insecurity, of fear, and of promiscuous misery. (Albert Einstein)
- Everything you could have been, all the accolades you could have won and all the achievements that have been nagging at your mind until now, didn't happen for one reason only. You procrastinated. (Nisandeh Neta)
- There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious fact.
(Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
- A number of studies in the science of gratitude have shown that giving thanks not only helps you feel better, but improves your motivation to lose weight and exercise regularly. In one study, those who kept gratitude journals on a weekly basis had fewer health complaints, exercised more regularly, had an increased sense of well-being, and were more optimistic than those who recorded hassles or neutral life events.
- Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance. (John Petit-Sen)
- Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, and disregard of all the rules. (George Orwell)
- When you feel an inspired eagerness to offer something because you want to participate in their happy, successful process, the infinite resources of the Universe are at your disposal. And that does help. (Esther Hicks)
- Raising taxes doesn't reduce the deficit, it just gives corrupt politicians more of our money to waste. (Rich Inglis)
- Do not tell the man carrying you that he stinks. (African Proverb)
- With consistent releasing of resistance, all unwanted conditions will subside, returning you to your natural state of Well-Being. (Esther Hicks)
- Faith is not a disease, but it is is communicable and it is responsible for a lot of deaths. (Anonymous)
- Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
- Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily this is not difficult.
- The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant and let the air out of the tires. (Dorothy Parker)
- Life is like licking honey off of a thorn. (Susan Lenzkes)
- We would like to help you to understand that neither the good feeling you find when you observe wanted behavior, nor the bad feeling you find when you observe unwanted behavior, is actually the reason that you feel good or bad. The way you feel is only ever about your alignment, or misalignment, with the Source within you. (Esther Hicks)
- There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.
(Charles F. Kettering)
- Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you not because they are nice, but because you are. (Anonymous)
- Instead of singing like the birds, I silently smiled at my incessant good fortune. (Henry David Thoreau)
- Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
- It's easier to put on slippers than to carpet the whole world.
- If at first you don't succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.
- Religion is for people who fear hell. Spirituality is for those who have already been there. (Anonymous)
- Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
- Character, not circumstance, makes the person.
(Booker T. Washington)
- To exercise good character daily is to be morally fit for life. (Karen Hartz)
- A person's character is what it is. It's a little like a marriage only without the option of divorce. You can work on it and try to make it better, but basically you have to take the bitter with the sweet. (Hendrik Hertzberg)
- The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.... Intelligence plus character that is the goal of true education. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
- The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
(Abigail van Buren)
- The measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out.
(Baron Thomas Babington Macauley)
- The proper time to influence the character of a child is about a hundred years before he's born.
(William R. Inge)
- If we want our children to possess the traits of character we most admire, we need to teach them what those traits are and why they deserve both admiration and allegiance. Children must learn to identify the forms and content of those traits.
(William J. Bennett)
- Character is simply habit long continued.
- If a man has any greatness in him, it comes to light, not in one flamboyant hour, but in the ledger of his daily work.
- You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
- It is not her critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, 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 short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause..., who at best knows achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
- You're like a receiving mechanism that when you set your tuner to the station, you're going to hear what's playing. (Esther Hicks)
- Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
- The higher one climbs on the spiritual ladder, the more they will grant others their own freedom, and give less interference to another's state of consciousness.
- We would like you to reach the place where you're not willing to listen to people criticize one another... where you take no satisfaction from somebody being wrong... where it matters to you so much that you feel good, that you are only willing to think positive things about people...you are only willing to look for positive aspects; you are only willing to look for solutions, and you are not willing to beat the drum of all of the problems of the world. (Esther Hicks)
- How is it that little children are so intelligent and adults so stupid? It must be education that does it. (Alexandre Dumas)
- Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. (Plato)
- Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. (Confucius)
- Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
- Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
- Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.
(E. Y. Harburg)
- I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. (Albert Einstein)
- We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature trees, flowers, grass grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence.... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Quietude, which some men cannot abide because it reveals their inward poverty, is as a palace of cedar to the wise, for along its hallowed courts the King in his beauty deigns to walk. (Charles H. Spurgeon)
- It takes too much energy to be against something unless it's really important.
- If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
- Individuality is either the mark of genius or the reverse. Mediocrity finds safety in standardization.
(Frederick E. Crane)
- here's the rule of thumb about eating, or about investing in the stock market, or about anything else: If the impulse comes from a joyous thought that feels good, follow it. If the impulse comes from an uncomfortable thought that felt bad, don't follow it. (Esther Hicks)
- People are never more insecure than when they become obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams.
- Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation.
- Depression is the inability to construct a future.
- Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
- You must not expect me to write in my own defense, nor to permit it from anyone about me. I know that the feeling of the troops under my command is favorable to me, and so long as I continue to do my duty faithfully it will remain so. I require no defenders.
(Ulysses S Grant)
- Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity. (Anonymous)
- I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. (Albert Schweitzer)
- When we discover that we are lonely, it may be because we have not looked around to see who needs us. A person who is needed really needed is never lonely, never isolated, never without purpose in life. All we need is to go out and do something. The world is waiting for us with open arms.
- When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Life your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
- It is hard to have patience with people who say "There is no death" or "Death doesn't matter." There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter. ( C.S. Lewis)
- God gave man the challenge of raw materials not the ease of finished things. He left the pictures unpainted and the music unsung and the problems unsolved, that man might know the joys and glories of creation. (Anonymous)
- You become very shaky, because you are still clinging to a false center. That false center depends on others, so you are always looking to what people are saying about you. And you are always following other people, you are always trying to satisfy them. You are always trying to be respectable, you are always trying to decorate your ego. This is suicidal.
- Television news is like a lightning flash. It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it, leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone.
- A goal without a plan is just a wish.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
- If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
- A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.
(Sir Barnett Cocks)
- If I were to command a general to turn into a seagull, and if the general did not obey, that would not be the general's fault. It would be mine.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
- Tolerance is a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness.
(Sir James Goldsmith)
- For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?
- Enthusiasm makes ordinary people extraordinary. (Anonymous)
- Ordinary people think merely of spending time. Great people think of using it. (Anonymous)
- Perhaps the very best question that you can memorize and repeat, over and over, is, "what is the most valuable use of my time right now?" (Brian Tracy)
- Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. It is the fuel that allows a common people to attain uncommon results. (Anonymous)
- If a hug represented how much I loved you, I would hold you in my arms forever.
- 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. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. (Melody Beattie)
- We're not encouraging it, but the motive behind lying is usually a pretty honorable motive. In other words, when a child lies to their parents, it's usually because they want to be free to do what they want to do, and they don't want their parents to be upset about it. It's about wanting an alignment. (Esther Hicks)
- Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.
(James M. Barrie)
- The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else.
( Arnold Bennett)
- Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
- We would not spend any time trying to convince anybody of anything because if they're not asking, your answers are just irritating. (Esther Hicks)
- Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
(Saint Francis de Sales)
- A good shoe is a shoe you don't notice.... The perfect church service would be one we were almost unaware of; our attention have been on God. But every noveltry prevents this; It fixes our attention on the service itself, and thinking about workship is a different thing from worshiping. The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore. ( C.S. Lewis)
- We make our friends, we make our enemies, but God makes our next-door neighbor. (G. K. Chesterton)
- In most cases it doesn't really matter what you decide. Just decide. There are endless options that would serve you enormously well, and all or any one of them is better than no decision. (Esther Hicks)
- Make no judgments where you have no compassion.
- People are like dirt.
They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die. (Plato)
- If your imagination leads you to understand how quickly people grant your requests when those requests appeal to their self-interest, you can have practically anything you go after. (Napoleon Hill)
- Necessity is not an established fact, but rather an interpretation. (Friedrich Nietzsche)
- Bless those who are finding abundance. And in your blessing of them and their abundance, you will become abundant, too. But in your cursing of their abundance, you hold yourself apart from it. It is a law it is a powerful law. (Esther Hicks)
- Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle... when the sun comes up, you'd better be running. (Anonymous)
- The beloved of the Almighty are: the rich who have the humility of the poor, and the poor who have the magnanimity of the rich.
- What makes people decline is that they start forking in the direction that doesn't allow them to be the receivers of this never-ending Stream of Well- Being. You don't have to decline... "Happy, healthy, happy, healthy, happy, healthy, happy, healthy, dead!" That's Esther's plan.... (Esther Hicks)
- A man may fall many times, but he won't be a failure until he says that someone pushed him.
(Elmer G. Letterman)
- I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed; and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying.
- Here is a test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished:
If you're alive, it isn't.
- Even the richest soil, if left uncultivated, will produce the rankest of weeds.
(Leonardo de Vinci)
- It's an interesting thing: More injustices, more discomfort, and more unhappiness is projected at others under the name of righteousness, under the name of law abiding, under the name of law, and under the name of religion, than all other things put together. In other words, don't worry about it. (Esther Hicks)
- Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
- It's impossible for a woman to lay it on too thick with a man. If you tell a man he's eight feet tall and say it often enough, with your eyes wide and a throb in your voice, he'll start stooping to go through seven-foot doors.
- The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause. (Mark Twain)
- A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.
- The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
- You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred. (Woody Allen)
- Be thankful for what you have. If you concentrate on what you don't have you will never ever have enough.
- Love all. Serve all. Help ever. Hurt never.
(Sathya Sai Baba)
- The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost. (G. K. Chesterton)
- My true religion, my simple faith is in love and compassion. There is no need for complicated philosophy, doctrine, or dogma. Our own heart, our own mind, is the temple. The doctrine is compassion. Love for others and respect for their rights and dignity, no matter who or what they are these are ultimately all we need. (Dalai Lama)
- Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.
- An intelligent person is always eager to take in more truth;
fools feed on fast-food fads and fancies.
(Proverbs 15:14 MSG)
- The tight connection between being forgiven and forgiving others requires me to forgive others without dealing with the question of whether or not they deserved to be forgiven. I had to forgive them when I realized that I couldn't move forward without getting past the wall that any unforgiving spirit would raise between me and the future I wanted to move into. I came to see that I could not live any longer with that sense of hatred in my heart; that forgiveness was a gift that I gave myself more than a gift I could give to the people I was forgiving.
- Almighty God opened His heart to us through the event of the crucifixion. Whatever else He accomplished through His son's death on the cross, God can now point to that cross standing upon the top of the Hill of Calvary, with that bleeding figure impaled upon it's rough wood and say to us, "That's how much I loved you."
- No group operates without management. That's been one of the problems of the NFT they've never had any. It's a world where they're much more socialistic. Until it comes to contract time, in which case they're the ultimate capitalists.
- An inheritance is what you leave for someone; a legacy is what you leave in someone.
- A friend of mine once said that Christians are like manure: spread them out and they help everything grow better, but keep them in one big pile and they stink horribly.
- Discover the 90/10 Principle. It will change your life (at least the way you react to situations). What is this principle?
10% of life is made up of what happens to you. 90% of life is decided by how you react.
(Stephen R. Covey)
- A real man doesn't love a million girls. He loves one girl in a million ways. (Anonymous)
- An executive is someone who talks with visitors so the other employees can get their work done. (Anonymous)
- There is always more to learn and earn. Strive for excellence, not perfection.
- Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug.
- The man who is too old to learn was probably always too old to learn.
(Henry S. Haskin)
- They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. (Confucius)
- You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world was better for this.
- A committee can make a decision that is dumber than any of its members.
- Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.
- Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still. (Chinese proverb)
- As for the pyramids, there is nothing to wonder at in them so much as the fact that so many men could be found degraded enough to spend their lives constructing a tomb for some ambitious booby, whom it would have been wiser and manlier to have drowned in the Nile, and then given his body to the dogs. (Henry David Thoreau)
- To receive with grace may be the greatest giving. There's no way I can separate the two.... When you give to me, I give you my receiving; When you take from me, I feel so given to....
- This is true joy in life, the being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. (George Bernard Shaw)
- Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions.
- All warfare is based on deception. (Confucius)
- Remember that not to be happy ... is not to be grateful.
- The kingdom of God in the teachings of Jesus was not an apocalyptic or heavenly projection of otherworldly desire. It was driven by a desire to think that there must be a better way to live together than the present state of affairs. And it called for a change of behavior in the present on the part of individuals invested in the vision.
(Burton L. Mack)
- You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
- I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
- People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.
(Ramona L. Anderson)
- The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness; you have to catch it yourself. (Ben"Franklin)
- If you believe it will work out, you'll see opportunities. If you believe it won't you will see obstacles. (Dr. Wayne Dyer)
- An honest man can never surrender an honest doubt.
- Compromise: An amiable arrangement between husband and wife whereby they agree to let her have her own way. (Anonymous)
- Here's a rule of thumb that will help you: If you believe that something is good, and you do it, it benefits you. If you believe that something is bad, and you do it, it is a very detrimental experience. (Esther Hicks)
- There is a law in psychology that if you form a picture in your mind of what you would like to be, and you keep and hold that picture there long enough, you will soon become exactly as you have been thinking. (William James)
- Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.
- To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge. (Confucius)
- There is nothing else that so kills the ambitions of a person as criticisms from superiors.
- Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death! (Rosalind Russell
- If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate.
- Nothing can so alienate a voter from the political system as backing a winning candidate.
(Mark B. Cohen)
- Even though you would like your government to orchestrate the laws or God to orchestrate the law or somebody to give everybody one set of rules, it's not ever going to happen. Each one of you, individually, are seeking your own vibrational balance, and when you find it, then you will welcome all kinds of different beliefs, because you will never fear that the belief will take you someplace that you don't want to be. (Esther Hicks)
- People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. (Dalai Lama)
- Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life.
(Mary Manin Morrissey)
- A flatterer is one who says things to your face that he wouldn't say behind your back. (Anonymous)
- You can't give what you don't already possess. And in giving you often multiply what you have. Which is why there's always more than enough.
- I may not be perfect but parts of me are quite excellent. (Anonymous)
- You think that the goal is to be over there, and we say the goal is the journey over there; the goal is the fun you have along the way on your way to over there. (Esther Hicks)
- There are only two kinds of people: abnormal people and people you don't know well enough yet.
- At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice. (Maya Angelou)
- Life is like a river.
Just be alive and alert, and then wheresoever life leads you go with full confidence in it.... Surrender to it.... While life leads you towards the sea just be alert so that you don't miss anything.
- Forgive yourself for not being at peace. The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace becomes transmuted into peace.... This is the miracle of surrender.
When you accept What Is, every moment is the best moment. That is enlightenment.
- Human beings mostly aren't evil. They just get carried away by new ideas, like dressing up in jackboots and shooting people, or dressing up in white sheets and lynching people, or dressing up in tie-dye jeans and playing guitars at people. Offer people a new creed with a costume and their hearts and minds will follow.
(Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman)
- He glanced at his watch, which was designed for the kind of rich deep-sea diver who likes to know what the time is in twenty-one world capitals while he's down there.
(Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman)
- There is a gradeur in this view of life, with its several powers having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved.
- The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. (G. K. Chesterton)
- Thinking a smile all the time will keep your face youthful.
- Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything but a hell. (Karl Popper)
- Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.
- I love acting. It is so much more real than life. (Oscar Wilde)
- Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.
- Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. You must be able to sustain yourself against staggering blows. There is no code of conduct to help beginners. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent.
- If for every effect there must have been a cause then what, or who was responsible for the first cause? But to ask such questions is to leave science behind and to enter precincts still rulled by St. Augustine of Hippo and Isaac Newton the theologian.
- This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets could only precede from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful being.
- The Motions which the Planets now have could not spring from any natural Cause alone, but were impressed by an intelligent Agent.
- We can always tell whether our will is in what we ask by the way we live when we are not praying. (Oswald Chambers)
- The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too.
- It is the man who has done nothing who is sure nothing can be done. (Anonymous)
- Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.
- People need loving the most when they deserve it the least.
- It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
(H. L. Mencken)
- Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. (Dale Carnegie)
- I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
( Marilyn Monroe)
- It's when things get rough and you don't quit that success comes. (Anonymous)
- The words of someone who likes to gossip are like tasty candy, but they hit the person they are spoken about in the stomach. My lovelies, please remember to speak kindly about and to each other. Gossip may taste sweet as it is being said but it causes destruction in the end.
- To nourish and raise children against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons.
- Watch out when you're getting all you want. Fattening hogs ain't in luck.
(Joel Chandler Harris)
- Stubbornness does have its helpful features. You always know what you're going to be thinking tomorrow.
- The man who questions opinions is wise. The man who quarrels with facts is a fool.
- Who gets to decide what the bad thing is? Jerry and Esther watched the mother bird lay her eggs in the nest, and then the neighbor's cat ate the baby bird. Esther said "bad cat!" And the cat said, "good bird!" (Esther Hicks)
- When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it. (Anonymous)
- It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled sea of thought.
(John Kenneth Galbraith)
- They certainly give very strange names to diseases. (Plato)
- Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light.
(Jennie Jerome Churchill)
- When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.
(C. P. Snow)
- In Plato's Phaedrus, Socrates recounts an old story of how the legendary King Thamus of Egypt had declined the god Theurth's offer to teach his subjects how to write. "What you have discovered is a recipe not for memory, but for reminder," says King Thalmus, "And it is no true wisdom that you offer your disciples, but only its semlance, for by telling them of many things without teaching them you will make them seem to know much, while for the most part they know nothing, and as men filled, not with wisdom, but with the conceit of wisdom, they will be a burden to their fellows."
This remains one of the most prophetic denunciations of the perils of literacy ever enunciated although, of course, it is thanks to the written word that we know of it.
- When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears when you give your whole attention to it.
- Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle. (Helen Keller)
- We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty. (Sir Winston Churchill)
- The achievement of anything that you desire must be considered success, whether it is a trophy or money or relationships, or things. But if you will let your standard of success be your achievement of joy everything else will fall easily into place. For in the finding of joy, you are finding vibrational alignment with the resources of the Universe. (Esther Hicks)
- Be good and you will be lonesome. (Mark Twain)
- Even if you do learn to speak correct English, to whom are you going to speak it? (Clarence Darrow)
- One thing you will probably remember well is any time you forgive and forget.
(Franklin P. Jones)
- Television is the first truly democratic culture the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want.
- You always do what you want to do.
This is true with every act. You may say that you had to do something, or that you were forced to, but actually, whatever you do, you do by choice.
Only you have the power to choose for yourself.
(W. Clement Stone)
- Between stimulus and response there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
- The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this; decide what you want.
- The standard of success in life isn't the things. It isn't the money or the stuff. It is absolutely the amount of joy that you feel. (Esther Hicks)
- We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
- You've got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice.
(Steven D. Woodhull)
- That which you call your soul or spirit is your consciousness, and that which you call 'free will' is your mind's freedom to think or not, the only will you have, your only freedom, the choice that controls all the choices you make and determines your life and your character. (Ayn Rand)
- Am I motivated by what I really want out of life, or am I mass-motivated?
- Recent advances in the neurosciences confirm that the experience of deep empathy, with its associated glow of euphoria, shares some final common neurobiological pleasure pathways with narcotic, alcohol and cigarettes. In other words, empathy is addictive and pleasurable.
- Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian. (Robert Orben)
- If you fail to plan you plan to fail. (Anonymous)
- Baby steps are for babies. If you're a grown up, jump over the damn puddle already.
- It takes a family to raise a family. If you leave it to the village, you'll end up with an idiot.
- When reviewing your day, there are only high points and goals for tomorrow.
- Of course you play to win. Why would you play a game where there is clearly a winner with no intention of winning? Don't intend to play your best game, intend to win. It raises the bar for both you and the opponent, making you and the game better. Win.
- Haste and rashness are storms and tempests, breaking and wrecking business; but nimbleness is a full, fair wind, blowing it with speed to the heaven.
- Riches do not delight us so much with their possession, as torment us with their loss.
- Telling it like it is only holds you where it is: "Damn it, I'm going to tell it like it is. I'm going to tell it like it is, because everybody wants me to tell it like it is." Tell it like it is if you like it like it is. But if you don't like it like it is, then don't tell it like it is tell it like you want it to be. (Esther Hicks)
- A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth. (George Bernard Shaw)
- Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right.
(Ezra Taft Benson)
- The Universe is not punishing you or blessing you. The Universe is responding to the vibrational attitude that you are emitting. The more joyful you are, the more Well-being flows to you and you get to choose the details of how it flows. (Esther Hicks)
- When a group of students wrote a series of one-page thank-you letters every 2 weeks for 6 weeks, measurements showed that their baseline happiness levels increased by 20 percent.
- Science says that happiness is 50 percent genetic, 10 percent circumstances, and 40 percent intentional activity (i.e., what you do).
- Seeing the world through the rose-colored lenses of appreciation and thankfulness can help boost feelings of life satisfaction and overall well-being. And that is great for your health.
- Logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effect when taken in too large quantities.
- Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.
- Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.
- In the East especially in India I find that people are more content to just be, to just sit around under a Banyan tree for half a day, chatting with each other. We Westerners would probably call that a waste of time. But there is value to it. Being with someone, listening without a clock and without anticipation of results, teaches us about love.
- The success of love is in the loving it is not in the result of the loving.
- Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.
(Willa A. Foster)
- It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
- It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts.
- Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.
(Arthur Somers Rache)
- The coward threatens when he is safe. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
- Don't you think it's time for you to lighten up and start having more fun with all of this, and accept that you are Eternal Beings? And since you are Eternal Beings, then there's no point in rushing, because there's never going to be a time when you don't exist. (Esther Hicks)
- Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your mind. Put your whole soul to it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your objective. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
- The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews.
- Rational arguments don't usually work on religious people. Otherwise, there wouldn't be religious people.
- The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
- The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense. (Thomas Edison)
- Most parents, when they see children not terrorized by the things that terrorize them, they work very hard until they've finally got you terrorized. They teach you those irrational fears. Well-meaning, but they do just the same. (Esther Hicks)
- My Father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. (Clarence B. Ketland)
- Fear isn't an excuse to come to a standstill. It's the impetus to step up and strike.
- Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. (Shakespeare)
- Life is really about a spiritual unfolding that is personal and enchanting an unfolding that no science or philosophy or religion has yet fully clarified.
- I'm glad I didn't have to fight in any war. I'm glad I didn't have to pick up a gun. I'm glad I didn't get killed or kill somebody. I hope my kids enjoy the same lack of manhood.
- If you get up one more time than you fall, you will make it through. (Chinese proverb)
- Faith is the bird that sings, when the dawn is still dark. (Rabindranath Tagore)
- You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.
- A human being is part of the whole, called by us 'universe,' a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. (Albert Einstein)
- Hatred never ceases through hatred, but through love alone is healed.
- It is absolutely touch and go. Each one of us could make the difference
(R. Buckminster Fuller)
- You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
- This is courage...to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends.
- Zhuangzi expresses pity to a skull he sees lying at the side of the road. Zhuangzi laments that the skull is now dead, but the skull retorts, "How do you know it's bad to be dead?"
- I cannot tell if what the world considers 'happiness' is happiness or not. All I know is that when I consider the way they go about attaining it, I see them carried away headlong, grim and obsessed, in the general onrush of the human herd, unable to stop themselves or to change their direction. All the while they claim to be just on the point of attaining happiness.
- Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
- If you are bitten by a snake, what's the best thing to do? Remain calm, separate the poison from the rest of your body, suck the poison out. Worst thing to do: get upset, chase and kill snake. Same when someone strikes out at you verbally. Remain calm, don't try to strike back at the other person. Don't let the poison spread throughout your system. (Anonymous)
- There is nothing more noble or admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
- The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly.
- I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection.
- 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
- Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians.
- We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.
- Anger always comes from frustrated expectations.
- The greatest mystery is not that we have been flung at random between the profusion of matter and of the stars, but that within this prison we can draw from ourselves images powerful enough to deny our nothingness. (Andre Malraux)
- Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
- A Harvard School of Public Health study of more than 2,800 women with breast cancer found that those without close friends were 4 times more likely to die than women with 10 or more friends.
- As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once. You'll cry because time is passing too fast. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back. (Anonymous)
- The Internet is like alcohol in some sense. It accentuates what you would do anyway. If you want to be a loner, you can be more alone. If you want to connect, it makes it easier to connect.
- Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.
- If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel.
- It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look....
To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. (Henry David Thoreau)
- The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after.
(Newton D. Baker)
- People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs. (Anonymous)
- Make the best of where you are and do your best to line up your Energy from where you are, because any bit of struggle or any bit of regret only holds your cork under the water and doesn't allow you to connect with the Energy that would allow anything to improve. (Esther Hicks)
- You cannot raise the standard against oppression, or leap into the breach to relieve injustice, and still keep an open mind to every disconcerting fact, or an open ear to the cold voice of doubt.
- When I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is swelling or growing.
- This is the sign of a hard person he is dull stupid, mechanical. He may be a good computer, but he is not a man. You do something and he reacts in a well established way. His reaction is predictable; he is a robot.
The real man acts spontaneously. If you ask him a question, your question gets a response, not a reaction. He opens his heart to your question, exposes himself to your question, responds to it....
- After love, the most sacred gift you can give is your labor.
(Don Alan Pennebaker)
- The majority consists of fools, utter fools. Beware of the majority. If so many people are following, that is enough a proof that something is wrong. Truth happens to individuals, not to crowds.
- The trouble with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. (Anonymous)
- I will always have the young man that plays peek-a-boo and loves the A,B, C song! Who will never drink, drive, swear, go to college, go in the service, care who our president is, care if your skin is black or white, if your tattoos are all over your face, if you have teeth or not, if you are homeless are not. Isn't it amazing to have a joyful life that like?
(Michele Gouveia-Smith mother of young man with severe disabilities)
- If I'd asked my customers what they wanted, they'd have said a faster horse. (Henry Ford)
- Decide today where you want to be 30 days from now and then commit to doing whatever it takes to reach that goal. I am amazed at how many people cheat on themselves by not pushing through what's uncomfortable or inconvenient to make their lives easier. You will never excel by doing only what's required! (Aristotle)
- Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for wind to fly a kite.
Or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil
or a better break
or a string of pearls
or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls
or another chance.
Everyone is just waiting. (Dr. Seuss)
- When you think things are bad,
when you feel sour and blue,
when you start to get mad ...
You should do what I do!
Just tell yourself, Ducky,
you're really quite lucky!'
Some people are much more ...
Oh, ever so much more ...
Oh, muchly much-much
more unlucky than you! (Dr. Seuss)
- Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Love the ones who don't, just because you can. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Kiss slowly. Forgive quickly. God never said life would be easy. (Anonymous)
- An amazing realization is in the present moment there is only what is, but there are no problems. And if your attention remains in the Now, you no longer inhabit a world of problems. Challenges you may still face, but they come to you in the space of Now.
- Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. (Dr. Seuss)
- You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
You are the guy who'll decide where to go.
Oh the places you'll go. (Dr. Seuss)
- I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me! (Dr. Seuss)
- We must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
- The question that we would ask is not, is it true, or is it undeniable? The question that we would ask is, how does it make me feel when I focus upon it? And if the answer to the question is, it doesn't make me feel very good when I focus upon it, then we would say, true or not, it does not serve you. And if you will activate a different part of your vibration the "truth" will shift. (Esther Hicks)
- In 2004 the Hubble Telescope, over a period of 11 days (400 complete orbits), collected light from a 'blank' spot in the sky that was no larger than a grain of sand held at arm's length and detected the presence of over 11,000 galaxies of stars, each with more than 100 billion stars. (It became known as the Ultra Deep Field 47 billion light years from earth racing away from us at nearly the speed of light.) There are over 100 billion galaxies in our universe.
(see Hubble Ultra Deep Field 3-D)
- I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.
Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,
- There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
(Laura Teresa Marquez)
- Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend... when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.
(Sarah Ban Breathnach)
- Give me to ease my tortured mind,
Lend to my woes a patient ear;
And let me, if I may not find
A friend to help find one to hear.
- We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
- You can handle people more successfully by enlisting their feelings than by convincing their reason.
(Paul P. Parker)
- Regarded the occurrence of particular phenomenon, not as evidence of the supernatural but more properly the evidence of nature incompletely comprehended
- The novelist John Gardner suggested that the true search in life is for one's "necessary fire."
- We are all such a waste of our potential, like three-way lamps using one-way bulbs. (Mignon McLaughlin)
- When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.
(Stephen W. Hawking)
- To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.
- Never underestimate the power of flattery. And when it comes to royalty, one should apply it with a trowel.
- I feel sorry for people who don't drink. They wake up in the morning and that's the best they're going to feel all day.
- We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
- If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it, The more things you do, the more you can do.
- Continuing to tell stories of shortage only continues to contradict your desire for abundance, and you cannot have it both ways: You cannot focus upon unwanted and receive wanted. You cannot focus upon stories about money that make you feel uncomfortable and allow into your experience what makes you feel comfortable. A different story will bring different results: My thoughts are the basis for the attraction of all things that I consider to be good, which includes enough money, and health, for my comfort and joy. (Esther Hicks)
- Procrastination is, hands down, our favorite form of self-sabotage. (Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby)
- Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. (Jane Howard)
- Death is the ultimate healing for those whose faith is in God (Anonymous)
- Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.
- If you decide to make someone the enemy and you're pushing very hard against them, you don't affect them at all, but you disconnect yourself from the Stream. If someone cheats you, they cannot diminish your experience. They only diminish their experience. You cannot be diminished by someone cheating you unless you get all upset about being cheated and push against them and use that as your excuse to disconnect from the Stream. (Esther Hicks)
- Wagner's music is better than it sounds.
(Bill Nye, quoted in Mark Twain's autobiography)
- We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking only to learn that it is God shaking them. (Charles West)
- The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. (Theodore Rubin)
- When you talk about what you want and why you want it, there's usually less resistance within you than when you talk about what you want and how you're going to get it. When you pose questions you don't have answers for, like how, where, when, who, it sets up a contradictory vibration that slows everything down. (Esther Hicks)
- We had to learn ourselves and, furthermore, we had to teach the despairing men, that it did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us.
- Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answers to its problems and to fulfill the task which it constantly sets for each individual.
- We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and even if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still.
(John Stuart Mill)
- Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. (Voltaire)
- The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake.... (Nelson Boswell)
- Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
- To stay active as you age, you must have a passion about life. Your life-prolonging activity must extend beyond the physical to passions of the mind and heart. The phrase "use it, or lose it" applies to the faculties of hearing, seeing, feeling, and reasoning as well as physical movement.
- I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents. (Sir Winston Churchill)
- Open your eyes, look within. Are You satisfied with the life you're living?
- The perfect creative stance is satisfaction where I am, and eagerness for more. (Esther Hicks)
- Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it. (Margaret Thatcher)
- A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future. (Albert Einstein)
- An inheritance is what you leave for someone; a legacy is what you leave in someone.
- I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.
- It is possible to walk through the darkness without walking in the darkness. (Oswald Chambers)
- Whenever Depression knocks on the door of my heart, I send Hopefulness to answer the door. (Don Huntington)
- Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
- There's no end to what we can do if we don't insist on getting credit for it. (Henry Oliver)
- To learn to get along without, to realize that what the world is going to demand of us may be a good deal more important than what we feel entitled to demand of it this is a very hard lesson.
- When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
(Alexander Graham Bell)
- A mind at peace, a mind focused on not harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe. (Anonymous)
- Nothing is more debilitating than to care about something you can't do anything about. And you can't do anything about your adult children. You can want better for them, and maybe even begin to provide something for them, but in the long run, you cannot do anything about someone else's vibration other than hold them in the best light you can, mentally, and then project that to them. And sometimes, distance makes that much more possible than being up close to them. (Esther Hicks)
- Live as you would have wished to live when you come to die. (Gellert)
- Take care of your of your life and the Lord will take of your death.
- The trouble with jogging is that, by the time you realize you're not in shape for it, it's too far to walk back. (Franklin P. Jones)
- Actions lie louder than words. (Carolyn Wells)
- The glory of great men should always be measured by the means they have used to acquire it.
(Francois la Rochefoucauld)
- It is essential that we realize once and for all that man is much more of a sex creature than a moral creature. The former is inherent, the other is grafted on. (Anonymous)
- Ecstasy is our very nature; not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary. To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous. It needs no effort to be ecstatic, it needs great effort to be miserable. That's why you look so tired, because misery is really hard work; to maintain it is really difficult, because you are doing something against nature.
- Disgust is a negative emotion but it can have a positive effect. When are you going to be sick and tired of being sick and tired? (Lisa Bass)
- Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower. (Anonymous)
- If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
(John Quincy Adams)
- Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs.
(P. J. O'Rourke)
- Rather than imagining that mine is a solo part; the little tune of my life becomes part of a vast choral production that the Universe has been singing since our primitive ancestors first looked up towards the heavens and began to realize that their lives were part of a symphony directed by some Cosmic Composer. (Don Huntington)
- The truth is still the truth, no matter what you choose to believe.
- If you feel like you don't have what you want, start by being immensely grateful for what you already have and then watch what happens...
- Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive. (Harold Whitman)
- The Great Law of the Universe, however, is just this that what you think in your mind you will produce in your experience. As Within So Without. You cannot think one thing and produce another.
- There are two kinds of men who never amount to much those who cannot do what they are told and those who can do nothing else.
(Cyrus H. K Curtis)
- All great things are only a number of small things that have carefully been collected together. (Anonymous)
- It is your rules that make unlawful beings. You would get along better if you would just trust each other to treat each other appropriately, but you don't. So you keep making laws until you make criminals of everyone. (Esther Hicks)
- My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
- No one is going to turn down a good meal because he does not understand the digestive mechanism. (V.I. Klassen)
- To dare, is to lose one's footing temporarily. To not dare, is to lose oneself.
- The average elm tree has six million leaves.
- the writer is delegated to declare and to celebrate man's proven capacity for greatness of heart and spirit for gallantry in defeat, for courage, compassion and love. In the endless war against weakness and despair, these are the bright rally flags of hope and of emulation. I hold that a writer who does not believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature. (John Steinbeck)
- Ever' body says words different. Arkansas folks says 'em different and Oklahomy folks says 'em different. And we seen a lady from Massachusetts an' she said 'em differentest o all. Couln't hardly make out what she was sayin'. (John Steinbeck)
- Now that you've cleaned up your lives by following the truth, love one another as if your lives depended on it.
(1 Peter 1:22 MSG)
- Our work as God's servants gets validated or not in the details.
(1 Cor. 6:4 MSG)
- What is faith? Is it to believe that which is evident? No. It is perfectly evident to my mind that there exists a necessary, eternal, supreme, and intelligent being. This is no matter of faith, but of reason. (Voltaire)
- The one thing over which you have absolute control is your own thoughts. It is this that puts you in a position to control your own destiny. (Paul G. Thomas)
- It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.
(William G. McAdoo)
- There are people in this world who look very official while they are doing what they are doing because they don't know what they are doing. Because if you know what you are doing then you don't have to look like you know what you are doing because it comes naturally. (Frankie Mac)
- The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
- Every increased possession loads us with new weariness.
- A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him. My advice: Don't worry about yourself. Take care of those who work for you and you'll float to greatness on their achievements. (H.S.M. Burns)
- The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: I DID NOT HAVE TIME. (Franklin Field)
- There is no better way to earn money than to do the things that you love to do. Money can flow into your experience through endless avenues. It is not the choice of the craft that limits the money that flows but only your attitude toward money. (Esther Hicks)
- I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge.
(Gerald G. Jampolsky)
- A third of pet-owning married women said their pets are better listeners than their husbands, according to an Associated Press-Petside.com poll released Wednesday. Eighteen percent of pet-owning married men said their pets are better listeners than their wives.
- For one who has been honored, dishonor is worse than death.
- You can't write about people out of textbooks, and you can't use jargon. You have to speak clearly and simply and purely in a language that a six-year-old child can understand; and yet have the meanings and the overtones of language, and the implications, that appeal to the highest intelligence.
(Katherine Anne Porter)
- Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
- We need not think alike to love alike.
- Love wasn't put in your heart to stay. Love isn't love until you give it away.
(Michael W. Smith)
- Forgive, daily, those who caused the wounds that keep you from wholeness. (Philip Yancey)
- My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.
- Poetry is the ... form of expression that comes closest to creating a bridge between words and what is wordless.
(Wes 'Scoop' Nisker)
- Relentless hypocrisy eventually becomes the truth.
(Orson Scott Card)
- There is no career more important than parenting. There is no human relationship with such potential for great achievement and awful destructiveness, and despite all the experts who write about it, no one has the slightest idea whether any decision will be right or best or even non-horrible for any particular child. It is a job that simply cannot be done right.
(Orson Scott Card)
- I will go before you and make the rough places smooth; I will shatter the gates of bronze and cut through the iron bars and I will give you treasures of darkness and hidden wealth in secret places; so you will know that it is I the Lord, the God of Israel who calls you by your name.
(Isaiah 4 5:2,3)
- Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. (Nelson Mandela)
- A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
- If one will advance in the direction of one's dreams one will meet with success unexpected in common hours. (Henry David Thoreau)
- The way we imagine ourselves to appear to another person is an essential element in our conception of ourselves. In other words, I am not what I think I am, and I am not what you think I am. I am what I think you think I am. (Robert Bierstedt)
- If you want to know what is significant, you have to stop thinking about success. (William Gaudinier)
- Once bitten by a snake, some are scared all their life at the mere sight of a rope. (Chinese proverb)
- Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
(Honore De Balzac)
- Breathes there a human with soul so dead who likes bureaucracy?
- Bureaucracy is the death of all sound work. (Albert Einstein)
- The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings. (Robert Louis Stevenson)
- There is so much to be learned from those who are not "normal." I am so much more than I would have been without my "special" kids! (Cindy Scarborough)
- Act even when you don't want to. Sometimes you just need to do it. The purpose and the passion will come once you're engaged.
- Your expectations opens or closes the doors of your supply, If you expect grand things, and work honestly for them, they will come to you, your supply will correspond with your expectation.
(Orison Swett Marden)
- I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.
- Your choices of action may be limited but your choices of thought are not. (Esther Hicks)
- The world is not dialectical it is sworn to extremes, not to equilibrium, sworn to radical antagonism, not to reconciliation or synthesis. This is also the principle of evil. (Jean Baudrillard)
- I think TV is very educational. Every time someone turns on a TV, I go in the other room and read.
- Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
- Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history. (George Bernard Shaw)
- More than 70 percent of Americans live from paycheck to paycheck.
(Money Management International)
- It is generally a good idea to do what you would do if you didn't think it was too late.
- Reward is no part of the definition of duty.
- Most people have a hard time delegating, or even wanting to delegate, because you have been justifying your existence through your hard work, and you equate success with struggle; you equate results with struggle. And so, you sort of wear your struggle like a badge of honor. And all of that is opposite of allowing the Well-being. The only thing that ever matters in success or achievement is your achieving the things that you want to achieve. So if you are setting standards and you're feeling uncomfortable about the standards that you've set, tweak the standards back a little bit. Ratchet it back a notch. Give yourself a break. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt. Lighten up. Be easier. Go slower. Take it easy. Have more fun. Love yourself more. Laugh more. Appreciate more. All is well. You can't get it wrong. You never get it done. (Esther Hicks)
- Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity.
- At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity: idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political ideas.
(Dwight D. Eisenhower)
- The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
- Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town.
- The intelligent want self-control; children want candy.
- The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours it is an amazing journey and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.
- Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
- I maintain there is much more wonder in science than in pseudoscience. And in addition, to whatever measure this term has any meaning, science has the additional virtue, and it is not an inconsiderable one, of being true.
- The multitude of books is making us ignorant. (Voltaire)
- Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge. (Abraham J. Heschel)
- God is either of no importance, or of supreme importance. (Abraham J. Heschel)
- Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy. (Abraham J. Heschel)
- Life without commitment is not worth living. (Abraham J. Heschel)
- Above all, the prophets remind us of the moral state of a people: Few are guilty, but all are responsible. (Abraham J. Heschel)
- Remember that there is a meaning beyond absurdity. Be sure that every little deed counts, that every word has power. Never forget that you can still do your share to redeem the world in spite of all absurdities and frustrations and disappointments. (Abraham J. Heschel)
- When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. (Abraham J. Heschel)
- The Almighty has not created the universe that we may have opportunities to satisfy our greed, envy and ambition. (Abraham J. Heschel)
- The higher goal of spiritual living is not to amass a wealth of information, but to face sacred moments. (Abraham J. Heschel)
- If the man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man but would deteriorate the cat. (Mark Twain)
- The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. (Sir Winston Churchill)
- Once you gain control over the thoughts you think, your sense of injustice will subside and will be replaced with the exuberance for life and the zest to create that you were born with. (Esther Hicks)
- Wise men speak because they have something to say. Fools speak because they have to say something. (Plato)
- It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not.
- No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions. (Henry Ward Beecher)
- A good motto is: Use friendliness but do not use your friends.
- Knowledge makes us proud of ourselves, while love makes us helpful to others. In fact, people who think they know so much don't know anything at all.
(1 Cor. 8:1b-2 CEV)
- Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be. (Henry David Thoreau)
- There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.