There are two ways of spreading light -- to be the candle or
the mirror that reflects it.
"How can you have charisma? Be more concerned about making others feel good about themselves than you are making them feel good about you.
-- Dan Reiland, VP of Leadership Dev., INJOY
While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die --whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness.
-- Gilda Radner
"You can learn new things at any time in your life if you're willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you."
-- Barbara Sher
"The greatest discovery of the 20th Century is that our attitude
of mind determines our quality of life, not circumstances,"
-- William James,
Father of modern day psychology.
Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, "This is the real me," and when you have found that attitude, follow it.
-- William James
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or
even touched - they must be felt with the heart."
-- Hellen Keller
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when.
You can only decide how you're going to live. Now!
-- Joan Baez
Courage isn't the absence of fear; it's the dealing with it.
If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
"The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time."
--Willem de Kooning
"Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together. All things connect."
"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."
-- e. e. cummings
"Soon we will come to know ourselves as
multisensory, rendering obsolete the belief that we are five-sense creatures. No longer will we speculate about whether our thoughts and emotions have creative authority within our cell tissue; we will come to consider that form of perception as one of the central truths of life."
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Out of clutter, find Simplicity. From discord, find Harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies Opportunity.
In life you can never be too kind or too fair; everyone
you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through
your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you
meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good
cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is
If you were going to die soon and had only one phone
call to make, who would you call and what would you say?
And why are you waiting?
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were
going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care,
kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it
with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be
the same again
One person caring about another represents life's
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice
because thorns have roses.
"A human being is only interesting if he's in contact with himself. I
learned you have to trust yourself, be what you are, and do what you
ought to do the way you should do it. You have got to discover you,
what you do, and trust it."
"What we hope ever to do with ease we must learn first to do with diligence."
Love is a Commandment. . . It is a choice, a preference. If we love God with our while hearts, how much heart have we left? If we love with our whole mind and soul and strength, how much mind and soul and strength do we have left? We must live this life now. Death changes nothing. If we do no learn to enjoy God now, we never will.
Dorothy Day, "The Long Loneliness"
"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself."
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can excercise their constitutional right of amending it, or excercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Sir Winston Churchill
Happiness comes when you believe in what you are doing, know what you are doing, and love what you are doing.
It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable.
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything
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 tend to take care of themselves.
Spiritual force is stronger than material force; thoughts rule the world.
Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.
I have no doubt whatever that most people live whether physically, intellectually, or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness.. Much like the man who, out of his whole body organism, should get into a habit of using and moving only his little finger...We all have reservoirs of life to draw upon, of which we do not dream!
How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
The past is a guidepost, not a hitching post.
Become aware that there are no accidents in our intelligent universe. Realize that everything that shows up in your life has something to teach you. Appreciate everyone and everything in your life.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen, American
Motivational Speaker, Author
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive.
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from."
Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross