2002 Quotes

 

12/27/2002

…as a father, a real father, a true father, loves his children, so the Universal Father loves and forever seeks the welfare of his created sons and daughters.

– The Urantia Book

12/26/2002

God changes not what is in people, until they change what is in themselves.

– The Koran

12/23/2002

True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.

– William Penn (1644 – 1718)

12/22/2002

God is not the mere invention of man’s idealism; he is the very source of all such superanimal insights and values.

– The Urantia Book

12/21/2002

The highest happiness is indissolubly linked with spiritual progress. Spiritual growth yields lasting joy, peace which passes all understanding.

– The Urantia Book

12/20/2002

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.

– William James (1842 – 1910)

12/19/2002

There is an art in defeat which noble souls always acquire; you must know how to lose cheerfully; you must be fearless of disappointment.

– The Urantia Book

12/18/2002

Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.

– Wilfred Peterson

12/17/2002

In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness.

– Mahatma Gandhi

12/16/2002

Ultimately, contentment is more a shift in attitude than a change in circumstances.

– Linda Dillow

12/14/2002

No longer forward nor behind
I look in hope or fear;
But, grateful, take the good I find,
The best of now and here.

– John Greenleaf Whittier

12/13/2002

Even when the air currents are ascending, no bird can soar except by outstretched wings.

– The Urantia Book

12/12/2002

A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back — but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you.

– Marian Wright Edelman

12/11/2002

Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change.

– Confucius

12/10/2002

Happiness is a present attitude–not a future condition.

– Hugh Prather

12/9/2002

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

– Sir John Lubbock

12/5/2002

Your trials did not come to punish you, but to awaken you – to make you realize that your are a part of Spirit and that just behind the sparks of your life is the Flame of Infinity.

– Paramahansa Yogananda

12/4/2002

Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.

– H. Jackson Browne

12/3/2002

Envy not success, nor pity failure, for you know not what is success or failure in the soul’s reckoning.

– Conversations with God

12/2/2002

Except for God, there would be no such thing as reality.

– The Urantia Book

11/29/2002

Temporal securities are vulnerable, but spiritual sureties are impregnable.

– The Urantia Book

11/28/2002

You will learn that you increase your burdens and decrease the likelihood of success by taking yourself too seriously.

– The Urantia Book

11/14/2002

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.

– Mother Teresa

11/8/2002

A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.

– Edward Bulwer-Lytton

11/7/2002

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

– Helen Keller

11/6/2002

Only that day dawns to which we are awake.

– Henry David Thoreau

11/5/2002

Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God’s Paradise.

– Phillips Brooks

11/4/2002

To understand is to forgive, even oneself.

– Alexander Chase

11/2/2002

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.

– Ernest Holmes

11/1/2002

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

– Erich Fromm
 

10/31/2002

If you love the good that you see in another, you make it your own.

– St. Gregory

10/30/2002

Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been.

-Alan Alda

10/29/2002

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

– Mahatma Gandhi

10/28/2002

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

– Mother Teresa

10/26/2002

The present, when divorced from the past and the future, becomes exasperatingly trivial.

– The Urantia Book

10/25/2002

When a wise man understands the inner impulses of his fellows, he will love them. And when you love your brother, you have already forgiven him.

– The Urantia Book

10/24/2002

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.

– Rabindranath Tagore

10/23/2002

Life in abundance comes only through great love.

– Elbert Hubbard

10/22/2002

Mature men view immature folks with the love and consideration that parents bear their children.

– The Urantia Book

10/21/2002

Only a brave person is willing honestly to admit, and fearlessly to face, what a sincere and logical mind discovers.

– The Urantia Book

10/20/2002

Fear, envy, and conceit can be prevented only by intimate contact with other minds.

– The Urantia Book

10/19/2002

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.

– Albert Einstein

10/18/2002

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

– Buddha

10/17/2002

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.

– Erin Majors

10/16/2002

Tact is the fulcrum of social leverage, and tolerance is the earmark of a great soul.

– The Urantia Book

10/15/2002

Do not wait for leaders. Do it alone, person to person.

– Mother Teresa

10/14/2002

See God in every person, place, and thing, and all will be well in your world.

– Louise Hay

10/12/2002

Let there be many windows to your soul, that all the glory of the world may beautify it.

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

10/11/2002

Be genuinely interested in people. You can like anybody if you try.

– The Effectiveness Institute

10/10/2002

The greatest thing is, at any moment, to be willing to give up who we are in order to become all that we can be.

– Max De Pree

10/09/2002

It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can truly love my brothers. The more solitary I am the more affection I have for them…. Solitude and silence teach me to love my brothers for what they are, not for what they say.

– Thomas Merton

10/08/2002

Happiness is not a station to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

– Margaret Lee Runbeck

10/07/2002

Defeat is the true mirror in which you may honestly view your real self.

– The Urantia Book

10/05/2002

Autumn begins to decorate the ground with its fragile bits of loosened gold.

– Teresita Fernandez

10/04/2002

Your inability or unwillingness to forgive your fellows is the measure of your immaturity, your failure to attain adult sympathy, understanding, and love. You hold grudges and nurse vengefulness in direct proportion to your ignorance of the inner nature and true longings of your children and your fellow beings. Love is the outworking of the divine and inner urge of life. It is founded on understanding, nurtured by unselfish service, and perfected in wisdom.

– The Urantia Book

10/03/2002

In seeking wisdom thou are wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it thou are a fool.

– Rabbi Ben-Azai

10/02/2002

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

– Immanuel Kant (1724 – 1804)

10/01/2002

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

– Bertrand Russell

9/30/2002

Make not the mistake of estimating the soul’s worth by the imperfections of the mind or by the appetites of the body.

– Urantia Book

9/29/2002

Make small commitments and keep them. Be a light, not a judge. Be a model, not a critic. Be part of the solution, not part of the problem.

– Stephen R. Covey (Seven Habits of Highly Effective People)

9/27/2002

May today there be peace within
May you trust your highest power
that you are exactly where you are meant to be….
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith
May you use those gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you….
May you be content knowing you are a child of God….
Let this presence settle into our bones, and allow your
soul the freedom to sing, dance, and to bask in the sun….
It is there for each and every one of you….

– Prayer of St. Theresa

9/26/2002

True mastery can be gained by letting things go their own way.  It can’t be gained by interfering.

– Lao-tzu

9/25/2002

The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

– Allan K. Chalmers


9/24/2002

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God! Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

– Nelson Mandela

9/23/2002

Do you not comprehend that God dwells within you, that he has become what you are that he may make you what he is!

Urantia Book

9/21/2002

Let it happen and flow with the tide, expect the outrageous, and don’t analyze the working of it. Above all, stay relaxed.

George Barnard

9/20/2002

When we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present – love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature, and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure – the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience heaven on earth.

– Sarah Ban Brethnach

9/19/2002

God exists in eternity. The only point where eternity meets time is in the present. The present is the only time there is.

– Marianne Williamson

9/18/2002

If we can recognize that change and uncertainty are basic principles, we can greet the future and the transformation we are undergoing with the understanding that we do not know enough to be pessimistic.
 
– Hazel Henderson

9/17/2002

Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

– Norman MacEwan

9/16/2002

Turn your attention to the many ways in which you are blessed in your life; think of these things with sincerity, and you will discover an endless stream of blessings that come to you.

– Olfana
 

9/14/2002

The quieter you become, the more you can hear.

– Ram Das

9/13/2002

Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to use to learn from.

– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

9/12/2002

Nothing is worth more than this day.

– Goethe

9/11/2002

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

– Jawaharlal Nehru

9/10/2002

The Father in heaven has forgiven you even before you have thought to ask him, but such forgiveness is not available in your personal religious experience until such a time as you forgive your fellow men.

– The Urantia Book, p. 1638

9/9/2002

Be afraid of nothing. Hating none, giving love to all, feeling the love of God, seeing his presence in everyone, and having but one desire – for his constant presence in the temple of your consciousness – that is the way to live in this world.

– Paramahansa Yogananda

9/8/2002

You must realize that the best method of solving some entangled problems is to forsake them for a time. Then when you go back fresh from your rest or worship, you are able to attack your troubles with a clearer head and a steadier hand, not to mention a more resolute heart. 

– The Urantia Book, p. 1611, par. 1

9/7/2002

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose – a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.

– Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, author (1797-1851)

9/6/2002

Learn the past, watch the present, and create the future.

– Jesse Conrad

9/5/2002

I love people. I love my family, my children . . . but 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

9/4/2002

The only thing that will bring immediate effect is infinite patience.

– A Course in Miracles

9/3/2002

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
– Peter Ustinov

9/2/2002

The highest happiness is indissolubly linked with spiritual progress. Spiritual growth yields lasting joy, peace which passes all understanding.

– The Urantia Papers – Paper-100  Section-4

8/31/2002

Whatever God’s dream about man may be, it seems certain it cannot come true unless man cooperates.

– Stella Terrill Mann

8/30/2002

To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.

– Anne-Sophie Swetchine

8/29/2002

It is not true that nice guys finish last. Nice guys are winners before the game ever starts.

– Addison Walker

8/28/2002

The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they’re alive.

– O. A. Battista

8/27/2002

I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.

– Aldous Huxley

8/26/2002

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

– John Lubbock

8/25/2002

Those who understand only what can be explained understand very little.

– Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

8/23/2002

Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.

– Barbara De Angelis

8/22/2002

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

– Dalai Lama

8/21/2002

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

– Albert Schweitzer
 

8/20/2002

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.

– The Buddha (c. 566-480 BCE)

8/19/2002

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

– John Quincy Adams

8/16/2002

A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.

– Abraham Joshua Heschel

8/15/2002

Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.

Eileen Caddy

8/14/2002

Recompense injury with kindness.

If you love people, they will draw near you–you will have no difficulty in winning them.

– The Urantia Book

8/13/2002

Relate yourself to every man as if you were in his place.

– The Urantia Book

8/12/2002

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

– Thich Nhat Hanh