Quotes of the World

Though you cannot go back and make a brand new start, my friend.
Anyone can start from now and make a brand new end
-Dr. John C. Maxwell

If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.
-Johann von Goethe

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
-Denis Waitley

Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.
-Ruth Renkel

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
-Michael Jordan

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
-The Buddha

Let your love be stronger than your hate or anger.
-H.G. Wells

I want to walk through life instead of being dragged through it.
-Alanis Morissette

To love and to be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
-David Viscott

Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.
-Sigmund Freud

Stress, in addition to being itself and the result of itself, is also the cause of itself.
-Hans Selye

Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.
-Mary Tyler Moore

Happiness is like a cloud. It's beautiful, but if you stare at it too long it disappears.
-Sarah McLachlan

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

We cannot change anything unless we accept it.
-Carl Jung

Never to suffer would mean never to have been blessed.
-Edgar Allan Poe

In order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles.
-David Ben-Gurion

A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.
-William Shedd

For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
-Ivan Panin

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.
-Elizabeth Bibesco

Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
-William Faulkner

The main thing is keeping the main thing the main thing.
-German proverb

Anything in life that we don't accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it.
-Shakti Gawain

There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
-Leonard Cohen

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
-Beverly Sills

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
-Jim Rohn

I have learned that every man lives not through care of himself, but by love.
-Leo Tolstoy

Count your joys instead of your woes; Count your friends instead of your foes.
-Irish saying

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
-Carl Bird

There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.
-Woodrow Wilson

My whole goal is to keep my spirit intact. If that doesn't happen, none of this is worth it.

Tolerance can lead to learning something.
-Jakob Dylan

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
-Storm Jameson

There is no stress in the world, only people thinking stressful thoughts.
-Wayne Dyer

Service is the rent you pay for room on this planet.
-Shirley Chisholm

And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make.
-The Beatles

Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
-Carl Sandburg

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
-Paul Valery

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
-George Bernard Shaw

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
-Khalil Gibran

Each day comes bearing its gifts. Untie the ribbons.
-Ann Ruth Schabader

Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.
-Joan Churton Collins

My favorite thing is to go where I've never been.
-Diane Arbus

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
-The Buddha

You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he be willing to climb himself.
-Andrew Carnegie

You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
-Wayne Dyer

Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize. Behind every word flows energy.
-Sonia Choquette

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up.
-Jesse Jackson

"If you want to hold the beautiful one, hold yourself to yourself.

Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.
-Emma Goldman

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
-Erin Majors

Nobody can be exactly like me. Even I have trouble doing it.
-Tallulah Bankhead

The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.
-Frank Lloyd Wright

Peace begins with a smile.

-Mother Teresa

It's in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
-Anthony Robbins

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.
-Sally Field

Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.
-Golda Meir

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
-Maya Angelou

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.
-Rachel Carson

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
-Marie Curie

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The beginning is the most important part of any work.

Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.
-Rainer Maria Rilke

Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe.
-Tao Te Ching

The root of joy is gratefulness.
-David Steindl-Rast

Prayers go up and blessings come down.
-Yiddish proverb

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.
-Norman Vincent Peale

They conquer who believe they can.
-John Dryden

If you really want something, you can figure out how to make it happen.

You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.
-Friedrich Nietzsche

True healing has more to do with listening and unconditional love than fixing people.
-Gerald Jampolsky & Diane V. Cirincione

Too many people miss out on the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
-Maurice Setter

Live in each season as it passes: breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit.
-Henry David Thoreau

If you are doing mindfulness meditation, you are doing it with your ability to attend to the moment.
-Daniel Goleman

Energy and persistence alter all things.
-Benjamin Franklin

Do something for somebody every day for which you do not get paid.
-Albert Schewitzer

Where there is great love, there are always miracles.
-Willa Cather

I have failed many times, and that's why I am a success.
-Michael Jordan

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
-Anais Nin

Only by learning to love one another can our world be saved.
-Dora Russel

The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.
-C.C. Scott

Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of someone else.
-Judy Garland

Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
-Ronald E. Osborn

To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
-Anatole France

Talk happiness; talk faith; talk health. Say you are well, and all is well with you, and God shall hear your words and make them true.
-Ella Wheeler Wilcox

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
-Maya Angelou

Hope is always available to us.
-Monroe Forrester

I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
-Charlotte Bronte

Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.
-Mildred Barthel

Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
-Louis Mann

Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
-Tennessee Williams

Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.
-Abraham Joshua Heschel

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
-James Thurber

The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.
-Sarah Fielding

Peace is every step.
-Thich Nhat Hanh

Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.
-Henry Ward Beecher

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
-Jacques Prévert

Art is a means of bringing about a higher form of life.
-Boris de Schloezer

I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.
-Pablo Casals

The world of achievement has always belonged to the optimist.
-Harold Wilkins

Show me a woman who's not full of herself and I'll show you a hungry woman.
-Nikki Giovanni

Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise--then you will discover the fullness of your life.
-David Steindl-Rast

Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself.
-Max Lucado

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

I am thankful that thorns have roses.
-Alphonse Karr

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.
-Etty Hillesum

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
-Thich Nhat Hanh

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
-Oprah Winfrey

If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.
-Chinese proverb

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.
-Mary Manin Morrissey

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward.
-Soren Kierkegaard

It appears that when life is broken by tragedy, God shines through the breach.
-George A. Buttrick

There is no coming to consciousness without pain.
-Carl Jung

You don't so much solve problems as live through them.
-David Mitchell

Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment.
-Jim Horning

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.
-Mary Oliver

I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
-Laura Ingalls Wilder

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
-Albert Schweitzer

We learn as much from sorrow as from joy, as much from illness as from health, from handicap as from advantage and indeed perhaps more.
-Pearl S. Buck

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.
-Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.
-Sigmund Freud

Don't borrow someone else's spectacles to view yourself with.
-Simon Travaglia

Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.
-Howard Thurman

Life isn't a matter of milestones, but moments.
-Rose Kennedy

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
-Kenji Miyazawa

Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
-Sophia Loren

The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.
-Indian proverb

Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'
-Robert Schuller

What a man can be, he must be.
-Abraham Maslow

It takes courage to grow up and be who you really are.
-E.E. Cummings

Life is a comedy to those who think and a tragedy to those who feel.

Earth and heaven are in us.

We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it in full.
-Marcel Proust

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.

If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.
-Maya Angelou

No my friend, darkness is not everywhere, for here and there I find faces illuminated from within; paper lanterns among the dark trees.
-Carole Borges

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
-Vincent Van Gogh

Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
-Janis Joplin

The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.
-Joseph Addison

You can't escape from life, you escape into it.
-Kitty Carlisle Hart

Prayer is not asking for what you think you want, but asking to be changed in ways you can't imagine.
-Kathleen Norris

We become wiser by adversity.

Survival is nothing more than recovery.
-Dianne Feinstein

The pain passes, but the beauty remains.
-Pierre-Auguste Renoir

The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.
-Mignon McLaughlin

Most people are more comfortable with old problems than with new solutions.
-Charles Brower

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
-Anais Nin

I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.
-Chuang Tzu

Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He's going to be up all night anyway.
-Mary C. Crowley

What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow.
-Nathaniel Hawthorne

When you close your doors, and make darkness within, remember never to say that you are alone, for you are not alone; nay, God is within, and your genius is within.

Cures for the body are temporal, but the healing of the mind and heart is eternal.
-Tony Campolo

Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.
-Meister Eckhart

But are not this struggle and even the mistakes one may make better, and do they not develop us more, than if we kept systematically away from emotions?
-Vincent van Gogh

God gave me this illness to remind me that I'm not number One; he is.
-Muhammad Ali

Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.
-B.K.S. Iyengar

If you yourself are at peace, then there is at least some peace in the world.
-Thomas Merton

A dream is an answer to a question we haven't yet learned how to ask.
-Fox Mulder

Whenever you see darkness, there is extraordinary opportunity for the light to burn brighter..

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain...
-Kahlil Gibran

Tell me whom you love, and I will tell you who you are.

There are thousands of causes for stress, and one antidote to stress is self-expression. That's what happens to me every day. My thoughts get off my chest, down my sleeves, and onto my pad.
-Garson Kanin

Happiness is spiritual, born of Truth and Love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it.
-Mary Baker Eddy

What we need is a cup of understanding, a barrel of love, and an ocean of patience.
-St. Francis de Sales

Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all.
-The Buddha

Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible.
-William Sloane Coffin, Jr

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
-Helen Keller

GOD hears more than u say, GOD answers more than u ask & GOD gives more than u desire ; realized it

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
- T.S. Eliot

A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.
- Arabian Proverb

We have to let go of the life we had planned In order to live the life we have waiting for us.

in German: "Diese Leben ist das letzte" it can either mean "This life is the last one" or "This life sucks" and the ambiguity makes me smile whenever I think of it. No, I have no idea where I heard it. I think at uni.
-German Proverb

When you've seen beyond yourself then you will find that we're all one and life flows on within you and without you.
-George Harrison

" You can take everything that I have, but you can never take my soul"

"You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger"
-Shakyamuni Buddha

"Goals are dreams with deadlines."
-Diana Scharf Hunt

"If you do what you ought to do when you ought to do it, then you can do what you want to do when you want to do it."
-Mary Kay Ash

"Knowing others is wisdom; knowing the self is enlightenment."
-Tao Te Ching

"The true profession of man is to find his way to himself."
-Hermann Hesse

"What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself."
-Abraham H. Maslow

Don't cry because it is over; Smile because it happened.
-Dr. Seuss

The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make a hell of Heaven, a Heaven of hell.
-John Milton

Words are like seeds. From words, ideas grow.

"If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free!"
-P.J. O'Rourke

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
-Ronald Reagan (1986)

When you're down to nothing, GOD is up to something!

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
-P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
-James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world
-Oscar Wilde

"The beautiful in life...
Some talk of it in poetry,
Some grow it from the soil,
Some build it in a steeple,
Some show it through their toil.
Some breathe it into music,
Some mold it into art,
Some shape it into bread loaves,
Some hold it in their heats."

"To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony."( this one not so much, I cant write that much)

Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.

When life knocks you to your knees, you are in the perfect position to pray.

Why is it then we tell people we" talked to God", we are ok, but when we say "God talked to us" we are considered schizophranic?
-Lily Tomplin

No one said life would be easy, they just said it would be worth it.

Angels do not need to be seen to be heard.

It is said, and it is true, that before we are born a Cavern Angel places his finger on our lips and whispers, "hush child do not speak of where you are from", and that is why we are born with a cleft on our upper lip remembering nothing of where we came.

That which does not kills us only makes us stronger.

TROUBLE looks back
WORRY looks forward
FAITH looks up

Why not one more...this just came to my mind...

Addiction is a temporary solution to a problem...God is a permanent solution to a problem

"There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience, and that is not learning from experience."
-Laurence J. Peter

A heavy heart made of stone, will no doubt be the one that walks alone.

Success comes in "cans" not "Cant's"

The only way you fail is if you don't try.

Do not stand in back of me, I may not lead..Do not stand in front of me I may not follow, just stand beside me and by my friend.

It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
-Elisabeth Kubler Ross

Learning to live our life with no regrets often stems from some painful experiences that we couldn't take back. When we realize we could have acted differently, this important Awareness is then a gift that can guide our future behavior towards inner peace.
-Chelle Thompson

I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.

Never underestimate the power of other people's love and prayer. When you put someone else at the center of your frame, the entire world changes for you.
-Tony Snow

God promises a safe landing but not a calm passage.
-Bulgarian proverb

It is possible to give without loving, but it is impossible to love without giving.

-Richard Braunstein

The kindest way of helping yourself is to find a friend.
-Ann Kaiser Stearns

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you.
-Desmond Tutu

Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength.
-Charles H. Spurgeon

Physical strength is measured by what we can carry; spiritual by what we can bear. Author unknown

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.
-Jeremy Taylor

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
-Doug Larson

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
-Walt Disney

There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day.
-Alexander Woollcott

I have learned to live each day as it comes, and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow. It is the dark menace of the future that makes cowards of us.
-Dorothy Day

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
-The Dalai Lama

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
-Arthur Rubinstein

To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are.

Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
-Michael Jordan

It is the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.
-Paulo Coelho

The first step towards the solution of any problem is optimism.
-John Baines

Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.
-Mark Twain

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true.
-Richard Bach

'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say.
-Alice Walker

Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn't, it is of no use.
-Carlos Castaneda

Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.
-Dr. Ralph Gerard

Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.
-William James

Tell me who you love, and I'll tell you who you are.
-Creole proverb

Your daily life is your temple and your religion.
-Khalil Gibran

It's always too early to quit.
-Norman Vincent Peale

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
-George Eliot

Without music, life would be a mistake.
-Friedrich Nietzsche

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
-Federico Fellini

There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change.

Nothing is hopeless, we must hope for everything.
-Madeleine L'Engle

Without inner peace, it is impossible to have world peace.
-The Dalai Lama

It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest.
-Dorothy Canfield Fisher

It is hard! But what cannot be removed becomes lighter through patience.

Sorrow makes us all children again, destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was YOU.

You don't have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.
-Dan Millman

Worry gives a small thing a big shadow.
-Swedish proverb

Sometimes the cure for restlessness is rest.
-Colleen Wainwright

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion.
-Lao Tzu

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.
-Pearl S. Buck

We learn to fly not by becoming fearless, but by the daily practice of courage.
-Sam Keen

You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
-Hannah Arendt

Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you cannot bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain.
-Kahlil Gibran

When you eat a fruit, think of the person who planted the tree.

-Vietnamese proverb

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

-Franklin Roosevelt

Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.

-Carl Jung

We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?
-Marianne Williamson

I choose gentleness... Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself.
-Max Lucado

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
-Lucille Ball

What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.
-Mother Teresa

It's funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do, isn't it?
-Eleanor H. Porter

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
-John Stuart Mill

I paint myself because...I am the person I know best.
-Frisa Kahlo

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
-Carol Burnett

Hope likes justification, but can do without.
-Mason Cooley

Loving each other is the most audacious of enterprises.

Those who wish to sing always find a song.
-Swedish proverb

We are what we believe we are
-C.S. Lewis

A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
-Chinese Proverb

A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
-Jean Rostand

A want becomes a have with time.

-Marilyn Bencosme

A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.

-Dr. Joyce Brothers

Adversity is the first path to truth.

-Lord Byron

Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
-Virginia Woolf

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
-Arthur Ashe

Holding on to anger is like holding on to a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
-The Buddha

"All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people."
-Alexis Carrel

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
-Helen Keller

Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.
-Og Mandino

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.

Bad news isn't wine. It doesn't improve with age.
-Colin Powell

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
-Andre Gide

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
-James Albert Michener

Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
-James Allen

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
-Rabindranath Tagore

Consider the postage stamp; its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there.
-Josh Billings

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts.
-Rita Mae Brown

Courage is resistance to fear, not absence of it.
-Mark Twain

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
-Erich Fromm

Joy is not in things; it is in us.

-Richard Wagner

We never question whether something is fair when it's good. But when something bad happens, the first thing we say is, "This isn't fair."
-Rabbi Roy Walter

It takes a real storm in the average person's life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls.

"Don't wait until you are depleted to heal yourself. Renew your spirit as you go."
-Alan Cohen

Do the great while it is still small.
-Tao Te Ching

One is taught by experience to put a premium on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
-Gail Godwin

It is better to be in chains with friends than to be in a garden with strangers.
-Persian proverb

As for me, except for an occasional heart attack, I feel as young as I ever did.
-Robert Benchley

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
-Robert Louis Stevenson

It is better to be frightened now than killed hereafter.
-Winston Churchill

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
-Thomas Fuller

If you want a quality, act as if you already had it. Try the as if technique."
-William James

Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.
-Andy Rooney

How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.
-Spanish Proverb

There are moments when everything goes well, but don't be frightened.
-Jules Renard

When there is pain, there are no words.
-Toni Morrison

There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
-James Anthony Froude

They that sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind.
-Scottish saying

Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.
-John Milton

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
-Anne Frank

We grow old as soon as we cease to love and trust.
-Madame de Choiseul

I believe that as much as you take, you have to give back. It's important not to focus on yourself too much.
-Nicole Kidman

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for.

We are born believing. A man bears beliefs, as a tree bears beauty.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
-Anne Frank

My future starts when I wake up every morning.
-Miles Davis

A sorrow shared is half a sorrow, a joy shared is twice a joy.

Allow others to give you loving care. Receive without guilt or apologies.

The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear.
-Maya Angelou

Life's most urgent question is: what are you doing for others?
-Martin Luther King, Jr

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just to enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate.
-Thornton Wilder

Manna falls from the sky; I have only to open my hands and receive.
-Henry Miller

Make no judgments where you have no compassion.
-Anne McCaffrey

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