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Strange is our situation here upon earth.
Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why.
Yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose.
From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know..
That man is here for the sake of other men.
( Albert Einstein )
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To go forward in the face of overwhelming odds is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice.
It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
( Jeremy Kitson )
The greedy and the corrupt make promises, but the unselfish and the honest keep them.
I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint.
And that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.
( Oprah Winfrey )
One of the problems today is that some people don’t cherish or respect good people and instead try to use and exploit them.
I want to sing like the birds sing.
Not worrying about who hears or what they think.
( Rumi )
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
I’m not afraid.
I was BORN for this!
( Joan of Arc )
Stay here, in the present.
Don’t obsess about how the future will turn out and don’t replay past upsets and mistakes.
You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
( Christopher Columbus )
Let others lead small lives, but not you.
Let others argue over small things, but not you.
Let others cry over small hurts, but not you.
Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.
( Jim Rohn )
Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
( Eckhart Tolle )
We have to do the best we can.
This is our sacred human responsibility.
( Albert Einstein )
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 )
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
( Leonardo da Vinci )
If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.
Your thoughts are like the seeds you plant in your garden.
Your beliefs are like the soil in which you plant these seeds.
( Louise Hay )
A person who trusts nobody now, probably once trusted someone too much.
Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted.
Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.
( Hans Margolius )
Let your past make you better, not bitter.
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
( Margaret Laurence )
Hearts that beat to the tune of compassion can change the rhythm of the world.
To be alive, to be able to see, to walk.
It’s all a miracle.
( Arthur Rubinstein )
Do it now, if you do truly care.
For if you wait, another day may be too late.
No amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot.
( Mark Twain )
The evil, the cruel and the corrupt will always try to silence the good, the kind and the honest.
Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain.
An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.
( Harold B Melchart )
Look at life with eyes that see, the good and not the bad.
Cherish in your memory, the glad times, not the sad.
If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it.
( Pauline Kael )
Every day is a new beginning, another chance.
To laugh more, to accomplish more, to learn more.
I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice.
Had I abided by it, I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.
( Edna St. Vincent Millay )
Telling someone with a broken heart to ‘get over it’, ‘stop living in the past’, or ‘snap out of it’, is like telling a blind person to just look harder.
In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.
( Albert Clarke )
Sometimes we face difficulties not because we are doing something wrong, but because we are doing something right.
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.
( John Milton )
If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
Think of what you have rather than of what you lack.
Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them.
( Marcus Aurelius )
A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected.
The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment.
( Samuel Taylor Coleridge )
Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you.
Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you.
The right way is not always the popular and easy way.
Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.
( Margaret Chase Smith )
Take time to be friendly, it’s the road to happiness.
Take time to share, it’s too short a life to be selfish.
Take time to laugh, it’s the music of the heart.
Take time to dream, it’s hitching your wagon to a star.
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 )
As you become wiser, you pay less attention to what people say, and just watch what they do.
All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times.
But to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.
( Johann von Goethe )
There are no secrets in life.
There are just hidden truths we have yet to discover.
If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.
( Rabbi Harold Kushner )
Learn to enjoy your own company.
The more you like yourself, the less you will want the lives of other people.
Choose being kind over being right, and you’ll be right every time.
( Richard Carlson )
Always try to help others.
And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.
Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.
( Elizabeth Bibesco )
It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.
There will come a time when you believe everything is finished.
That will be the beginning.
( Louis L’Amour )
No person can justly censure or condemn another.
Because indeed no person truly knows another.
You are up and you are happy.
You are down and you are sad.
All ups and downs help you to find a balance in your being.
This is what life is all about.
Once balanced, no more ups and downs.
But bliss and joy and silence and gratitude.
( Tishan )
In your youth, you have fun with life.
In old age, life has fun with you.
Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others.
They do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard.
Their joy is being who they are.
Not in being better than someone else.
( Nathaniel Branden )
We get out of life only what we deserve.
Not what we expect.
When choosing the lesser of two evils, always remember, it is still an evil.
( Max Lerner )
If you don’t take your time, there will always be others who will.
The man who has begun to live more seriously within begins to live more simply without.
( Ernest Hemingway )
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers.
For thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
We are not called by God to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things with extraordinary love.
( Jean Vanier )
We should all back our own opinion against the world’s.
I would change things for you if I could.
As I can’t you must take them as they are.
( Confucius )
It is the duty of everyone to do all that lay in their power to leave this world as good as they found it.
Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
( Leo Buscaglia )
If you are searching for that one person that will change your life.
Take a look in the mirror.
In the stillness of nature, my mind rests, and my spirit is restored.
( Mimi Luk )