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All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Sir Winston Churchill
To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path and don't worry about the darkness for that is when stars shine the brightest.
We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
Love Is Stronger: Having a goal based on love is the greatest life insurance in the world.If you had asked my dad why he got up in the morning, you would have found his answer disarmingly simple: "To make my wife happy."
To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path and don't worry about the darkness for that is when stars shine the brightest."
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all of time this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.
The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
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.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.
There are those of us who are always about to live. We are waiting until things change, until there is more time, until we are less tired, until we get a promotion, until we settle down -- until, until, until. It always seems as if there is some major event that must occur in our lives before we begin living.
Whatever is expressed, is impressed. Whatever you say to yourself, with emotion, generates thoughts, ideas and behaviors consistent with those words.
There is no such thing as the perfect person. Look for the best in everyone. We are all facing our own challenges in life. "We judge each other so quickly, yet know so little about what another carries in his or her heart. We must offer to all the same respect we would give ourselves and those we cherish. The impatient, angry, inconvenient, difficult, temperamental can teach us compassion, tolerance and understanding."
Purpose gives meaning to our lives. It changes our attitudes about life. "We need to offer our voice, our way. It may be that our particular gifts manifest as caring for children, or in law, commerce, or music, in computer networking, or gardening. It is not a matter of what the building block is, but of allowing our unique and singular voice to move in harmony with a living purpose.
Come the Millennium, in the twelfth month, in the home of the greatest power, the village idiot will come forth to be acclaimed the leader.
We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility.
A decision is made with the brain. A commitment is made with the heart. Therefore, a commitment is much deeper and more binding than a decision.
There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer
It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook,how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. If only you could love enough you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world.
Plans are useless, planning is invaluable.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.
When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters -one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity
John F. Kennedy, 1959 (quoting Saul David Alinsky)
My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others and comforting those who are sad.
A Human Thought is an actual EXISTENCE, and a Force and Power, capable of acting upon and controlling matter as well as mind.
Albert Pike (1809-1891)
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
I think Human Beings,
The Dalai Lama's Book of Wisdom
If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Change is the end result of all true learning. Change involves three things: First, a dissatisfaction with self-a felt void or need; second, a decision to change-to fill the void or need; and third, a conscious dedication to the process of growth and change-the willful act of making the change; Doing Something."
Problems do not go away. They must be worked through or else they remain, forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit.
Dr. M. Scott Peck
Every day is a messenger of God.
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
The most incomprehensible fact about the universe is... that it is comprehensible. Nothing happens by luck or accident.
Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire.
Orison S. Marder
-Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Confucius BC 551-479
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
John Quincy Adams
Let your fear be creative; experience the challenge (instead of taking it as a threat) and notice how fear turns to exhilaration. Fear then becomes a creative force in your life and work, instead of a destructive one!
David A. Burnet
"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.
Once you accept and rejoice in your authenticity, you begin to see things as YOU are. You begin to see the authentic self is the Soul made visible. Godspeed on your journey to wholeness.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The more a person depends on a pattern of thinking, a particular person or a particular role, the more there is fear of loss. The security created by dependence is illusion. The reality of life is that anything external to ourselves can, at any time, vanish. What will we do then? Where is our life's anchor? If it is not within, we will suffer.
The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use - of how to get men of power to live for the public rather than off the public.
Robert F. Kennedy, 'I Remember, I Believe,'
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. you yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
To be more aware, we need only listen for and let go of the thoughts which steal our attention.
Guy Finley from
The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.
Ivy Baker Pries
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw