Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of…
Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.
Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.
( Gloria Steinem )
We are all just muddling through life the best we can.
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
( Theodore Roosevelt )
We talk to ourself more than we talk to others.
Make sure you are saying the right things.
Your problem is how you are going to spend this one and precious life you have been issued.
Whether you’re going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.
( Anne Lamott )
Even if we disagree about everything, we can still be kind to each other.
Champions have the courage to keep turning the pages because they know a better chapter lies ahead.
( Paula White )
Be the things you loved most about the people who are gone.
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
( Deepak Chopra )
Integrity is choosing your thoughts and actions based on values rather than personal gain.
I have no right to say or do anything that diminishes a man in his own eyes.
What matters is not what I think of him but what he thinks of himself.
Hurting a man in his dignity is a crime.
( Antoine de Saint-Exupery )
While we can’t control the behaviour of others, we can control how long we participate in it.
Every time you do a good deed you shine the light a little farther into the dark.
And the thing is, when you’re gone that light is going to keep shining on, pushing the shadows back.
( Charles de Lint )
You are not necessary.
The earth, the air, the water, the sky, and the wildlife are fine without you.
You are my guests, you are not my masters.
( Mother Nature )
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.
( Ronald Reagan )
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.
There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.
( Charlotte Bronte )
The main battlefield for good is not the open ground of the public arena but the small clearing of each heart.
( Yann Martel )
When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this.
( Thomas A. Edison )
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.
( Kent M. Keith )
The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.
( St. Francis of Assisi )
As long as you have life and breath, believe.
Believe for those who cannot.
Believe even if you have stopped believing.
Believe for the sake of the dead, for love, to keep your heart beating, believe.
Never give up, never despair, let no mystery confound you into the conclusion that mystery cannot be yours.
( Mark Helprin )
Can a dream be wrong?
Aren’t dreams God’s way of telling you things?
( Ellen Hopkins )
Life’s great happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
( Victor Hugo )
I believe that everything that you do bad comes back to you.
So everything that I do that’s bad, I’m going to suffer from it.
But in my mind, I believe what I’m doing is right.
So I feel like I’m going to heaven.
( Tupac Shakur )
If through a broken heart God can bring His purposes to pass in the world, then thank Him for breaking your heart.
( Oswald Chambers )
If you can’t be honest with your friends and colleagues and loved ones, then what is life all about?
( Sophie Kinsella )
I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.
( Mark Twain )
We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.
( Helen Keller )
Even if you don’t have all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don’t have that you don’t want.
( Bob Dylan )
I don’t want to live in the kind of world where we don’t look out for each other.
Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand.
I can’t change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.
( Charles de Lint )
The adventure of life is to learn.
The purpose of life is to grow.
The nature of life is to change.
The challenge of life is to overcome.
The essence of life is to care.
The opportunity of life is to serve.
The secret of life is to dare.
The spice of life is to befriend.
The beauty of life is to give.
( William Arthur Ward )
Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.
Don’t Live In Fear.
Laugh, even when you feel too sick or too worn out or tired.
Smile, even when you’re trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision.
Sing, even when people stare at you and tell you your voice is crappy.
Trust, even when your heart begs you not to.
Twirl, even when your mind makes no sense of what you see.
Frolick, even when you are made fun of.
Kiss, even when others are watching.
Sleep, even when you’re afraid of what the dreams might bring.
Run, even when it feels like you can’t run any more.
And, always remember, even when the memories pinch your heart.
Because the pain of all your experience is what makes you the person you are now.
And without your experience, you are an empty page, a blank notebook, a missing lyric.
What makes you brave is your willingness to live through your terrible life and hold your head up high the next day.
So don’t live life in fear.
Because you are stronger now, after all the crap has happened, than you ever were back before it started.
( Alysha Speer )
Everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan.
They never ask if that plan is theirs or if it was created by another person.
They accumulate experiences, memories, things, other people’s ideas, and it is more than they can possibly cope with.
And that is why they forget their dreams.
( Paulo Coelho )
If we do not feel grateful for what we already have, what makes us think we would be happy with more?
The more I live, the more I learn.
The more I learn, the more I realise the less I know.
( Michel Legrand )
I don’t live in either my past or my future.
I’m interested only in the present.
If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man.
Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living now.
( Paulo Coelho )
So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future.
The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure.
The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
( Jon Krakauer )
You are wrong if you think joy emanates only or principally from human relationships.
God has placed it all around us.
It is in everything and anything we might experience.
We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living.
My point is that you do not need me or anyone else around to bring this new kind of light in your life.
It is simply waiting out there for you to grasp it, and all you have to do is reach for it.
The only person you are fighting is yourself and your stubbornness to engage in new circumstances.
( Jon Krakauer )
There are two tragedies in life.
One is to lose your heart’s desire.
The other is to gain it.
( George Bernard Shaw )
There are no random acts.
We are all connected.
You can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind.
( Mitch Albom )
Growing up happens when you start having things you look back on and wish you could change.
( Cassandra Clare )
I have accepted fear as part of life.
Specifically the fear of change.
I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says turn back.
( Erica Jong )
If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems.
And that’s a big mistake.
( F. Wilezek )
A small act done modestly is a thousand-fold more acceptable to God than a big act done in pride.
( Orhot Tzaddikim )
When you have nothing left but God, you become aware that God is enough.
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 )
Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time.
What we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.
( Sydney J. Harris )
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others.
If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.
( Emily Post )
Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is like expecting the bull not to charge you because you are a vegetarian.
( Harold Kushner )
Whether a man really loves God can be determined by the love he bears toward his fellow man.
Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.
( Max L. Forman )
The result of our people-judgments is that we often throw away someone’s ideas because they are voiced by the wrong person or because we don’t agree with all of their ideas.
( Thayer White )
Have the courage to be sincere, clear and honest.
This opens the door to deeper communication all around.
It creates self-empowerment and the kind of connections with others we all want in life.
Speaking from the heart frees us from the secrets that burden us.
These secrets are what make us sick or fearful.
Speaking truth helps you get clarity on your real heart directives.
( Sara Paddison )
Communication is the solvent of all problems and is the foundation for personal development.
( Peter Shepherd )
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing.
The worst thing you can do is nothing.
( Theodore Roosevelt )
Education is the great engine of personal development.
It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation.
It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.
( Nelson Mandela )
Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.
( Johann Wolfgang von Goethe )
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.
( Anthony Hopkins )
You must take personal responsibility.
You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.
( Jim Rohn )
It is your prime responsibility to acquire useful knowledge from others and to apply it appropriately.
You don’t have to reinvent the wheel, but you do have to learn from those who did.
( Gary Ryan Blair )
Now is the moment.
Act in harmony with your values, no matter what or whom you face.
When you do, you will live with integrity and feel free and at peace.
( Mary Mackenzie )
Virtue means doing the right thing, in relation to the right person, at the right time, to the right extent, in the right manner, and for the right purpose.
Thus, to give money away is quite a simple task, but for the act to be virtuous, the donor must give to the right person, for the right purpose, in the right amount, in the right manner, and at the right time.
( Aristotle )
We learn our lessons.
Don’t let the past drag you down.
It’s only by keeping our eyes forward we feel positive.
If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, and never attach negative emotions to the things you don’t, then that which you desire most will invariably come your way.
( Matt D. Miller )
Never stop doing little things for others.
Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their heart.
Know yourself fearlessly (even quietly) for all the things you are.
( Aberjhani )
We don’t need to have the same opinions as our friends.
Real friends won’t hold a grudge.
If they do, then perhaps they aren’t the friends we thought.
Your mind can’t control what your heart wants.
The heart hasn’t anything to do with what’s logical.
It just wants love.
( Erika Zakariasson )