2003 Quotes

12/31/2003

Life is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.

– Virginia Satir

12/30/2003

When you choose to be pleasant and positive in the way you treat others, you have also chosen, in most cases, how you are going to be treated by them.

– Zig Ziglar

12/29/2003

Always appeal to that which is there that can be loved. Guard against your own prejudice against others, for it may be applied to yourself as well.

– Teacher Rayson

12/26/2003

A smile is the window of the soul indicating the heart is home.

– Author Unknown

12/25/2003

Maintain a social fragrance, meaning a person who would have friends must be a friend, to be open, understanding, kind, non-judgmental and willing to love without expectation.

– Teacher Daniel

12/24/2003

Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.

– Anthony J. D’Angelo

12/23/2003

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

– The Urantia Papers

12/22/2003People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.

– Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

12/19/2003Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.

– John Wesley

12/18/2003

Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.

– Leo Buscaglia

12/17/2003

Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one’s levels of aspiration and expectation.

– Jack Nicklaus

12/16/2003

I walk ahead of myself in perpetual expectancy of miracles.

 
– Anais Nin (1903 – 1977)

 12/15/2003

Enter the inner chamber of your soul, shut out everything except God, and when you have shut the door, seek him.

– St. Anselm

12/12/2003

Be at one with yourselves and all that is.

– Teacher Anatolia

12/11/2003

Life is largely a matter of expectation.

– Horace (65 BC – 8 BC)

12/10/2003

Your planet is a member of an enormous cosmos; you belong to a well-nigh infinite family of worlds, but your sphere is just as precisely administered and just as lovingly fostered as if it were the only inhabited world in all existence.

– The Urantia Papers

12/09/2003

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

– Henry David Thoreau

12/08/2003

All that I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.

– Emerson, Ralph Waldo – 1803-1882

12/05/2003

What the superior man seeks is in himself. What the mean man seeks is in others.

– Confucius (551 BC – 479 BC)

12/04/2003

Work hard. Be holy and pure and the fire will come.

– Swami Vivekananda

12/03/2003

We possess such immense resources of power that pessimism is a laughable absurdity.

– Colin Wilson

12/02/2003

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.

– Theodore Isaac Rubin

12/01/2003

Always live in the present, for it is in the here and now that the work needs to be done, and so the future can and will take care of itself.

– Author Unknown

11/28/2003

This is a fine day in which to live and rejoice and have your being.

– Teacher Anatolia

11/27/2003

It is the law of Spirit that we must be that which we would draw to us. If we would draw to us love, we must love, be loving and kind; if we would have peace and harmony in our environment, we must establish it within ourselves.

– Charles Fillmore

11/26/2003

We are happy in proportion to the things we can do without.

– Henry David Thoreau

11/25/2003

Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing.

– Chuang Tzu

11/24/2003

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

11/21/2003

Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so.

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

11/20/2003

There is no enlightenment outside of daily life.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

11/19/2003

Stop talking, stop thinking, and there is nothing you will not understand. Return to the root and you will find meaning.

– Sengtsan

11/18/2003

When you live consciously, day-to-day, more intimately moment-to-moment, in the awareness and presence of God within you, you will make different decisions than you have in the past.

– Teacher Gerahdt

11/17/2003

Seek the greater thing, and the lesser will be found therein; ask for the heavenly, and the earthly shall be included. The shadow is certain to follow the substance.

– The Urantia Papers

11/14/2003

We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is awaiting us.
 
 – Joseph Campbell

11/13/2003

There is a Power that will light your way to health, happiness, peace, and success, if you will but turn toward that light.

 
– Paramahansa Yogananda

11/12/2003

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.

– Lao-tzu

11/11/2003

When I’m trusting and being myself… everything in my life reflects this by falling into place easily, often miraculously.

– Shakti Gawain

11/10/2003

Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the ocean desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.

– Carl Schurz

11/07/2003

Once we understand that emotions arise as the reaction to an external event, such as behavior of another human being, we can see how it is that we can learn to control our reaction and thus begin to exercise what we had talked about as self-control, because it is we who are deciding whether or not to experience the emotion or not to experience the emotion.

– Teacher Welmek

11/06/2003

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.

– H. Jackson Browne

11/05/2003

God is truth. And it is the desire of God that his creatures should understand him—come fully to know the truth. Truth is eternal; it sustains the universe.

– On Hinduism, The Urantia Papers

11/04/2003

For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

11/03/2003

Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy; in the one case that confidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed.

– Baltasar Gracian

10/31/2003

Where there is great love there are always miracles.

– Willa Cather

10/30/2003

People who soar are those who refuse to sit back, sigh, and wish things would change. They neither complain of their lot nor passively dream of some distant ship coming in. Rather, they visualize in their minds that they are not quitters; they will not allow life’s circumstances to push them down and hold them under.

– Charles Swindoll

10/29/2003

On your death bed, you too may whisper the magic words to those surrounding you: it is the people that matter, it is the love between people that matters. Everything else is a distraction.

– Teacher Will

10/28/2003

You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.

– Kahlil Gibran (1883 – 1931)

10/27/2003

Have patience with all. Have patience in all of your dealings. While you may feel inclined to react, it is he who can slow his reactions down so that intelligent action can take place, who changes the world; changes whole situations from a negative aspect to a positive, changes a bad temper into one that is rational, changes a relationship from one of defensiveness to one of compatibility and compromise.

– Teacher Daniel

10/24/2003

Love is a nutrient that stimulates energy within the mind that produces various chemicals which maintains balance. Love is life-giving. To love without expectation is to maintain a flow of divine energy that is unstoppable, always circulating, always producing. To block that flow of energy is to be judgmental, be critical, be self-aggrandizing and jealous.

– Teacher Emulan

10/23/2003

When the feelings of service for your fellow men arise within your soul, do not stifle them; when the emotions of love for your neighbor well up within your heart, give expression to such urges of affection in intelligent ministry to the real needs of your fellows.

– The Urantia Papers

10/22/2003

Always remember that you can be dead right about the facts and altogether wrong about the truth.

– Teacher Daniel

10/21/2003

I believe that if we really want human brotherhood to spread and increase until it makes life safe and sane, we must also be certain that there is no one true faith or path by which it may spread.

Adlai E. Stevenson Jr. (1900 – 1965)

10/20/2003

God gave you the family so that you may learn how to love others, and then give that kind of love to all. So we can all start right in our own homes.

– Paramahansa Yogananada

10/17/2003

From this day forward, I would ask that you look upon each person you come into contact with as a child of God. See that person as nothing else, but as someone who needs an avenue of love to them. React only in love and display yourselves as persons of tolerance of love of a high spiritual nature, one that the Father can be proud of.

– Teacher Will

10/16/2003

Be of clear mind, sound purpose and hopeful intent, for all of these go into making life worthwhile.

– Teacher Anatolia

10/15/2003

Nothing multiplies so much as kindness.

– John Ray (1627-1705)

10/14/2003

I do not agree with a word that you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

– Voltaire

10/13/2003

The survival of democracy is dependent on successful representative government; and that is conditioned upon the practice of electing to public offices only those individuals who are technically trained, intellectually competent, socially loyal, and morally fit.

– The Urantia Papers

10/10/2003

What you say is what you think, what you think is what you believe, what you believe controls your actions. The power of the spoken word.

– Bill Britt

10/09/2003

Life in abundance comes only through great love.

– Elbert Hubbard (1856 – 1915)

10/08/2003

Know the sun will rise again tomorrow and the day after and the day after. Learn from yesterday, live today, and don’t worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow will come tomorrow. Live today.

– Teacher Tomas

10/07/2003

You feel good not because the world is right, but your world is right because you feel good.

– Vernon Howard – “The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power”

10/06/2003

Spiritual living mightily increases true self-respect. But self-respect is not self-admiration. Self-respect is always co-ordinate with the love and service of one’s fellows.

– The Urantia Papers

10/03/2003

Live your lives free of fear, for fear is the great oppressor. Live each day to its fullest, not carrying more nor less than you are able. Fulfill your duties to other human beings to the best of your abilities and rest in peace when evening comes as you settle back into God’s arms in restful sleep, the sleep of the just, the sleep of the pure at heart.

– Teacher Ham

10/02/2003

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

– Lao-Tzu (604 BC – 531 BC)

10/01/2003

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

– Marcel Proust (1871 – 1922)

09/30/2003

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.

– Cherie Carter-Scott, “If Love Is a Game, These Are the Rules”

09/29/2003

When you have too much month for you paycheck, then what you need to do is realize that there is abundance all around you, and focus on the abundance and not your lack and as night follows day abundance will come to you.

– Sidney Madwed

09/26/2003

Do you not realize that the hope of a better nation — or a better world — is bound up in the progress and enlightenment of the individual?

– The Urantia Papers

09/25/2003

Therefore look into your heart. Know that for sure there is no need for the true seeker to need any outside source for spiritual growth. Spiritual knowledge and understanding of the purpose of life is from within. All growth must come from within.

– Teacher Daniel

09/24/2003

Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

– Matthew 7:7-8

09/23/2003

Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.

– Sir Francis Bacon (1561 – 1626)

09/22/2003

As long as anyone believes that his ideal and purpose is outside him, that it is above the clouds, in the past or in the future, he will go outside himself and seek fulfillment where it cannot be found. He will look for solutions and answers at every point except where they can be found–in himself.

– Erich Frohm

09/19/2003

Approach each new problem not with a view of finding what you hope will be there, but to get the truth, the realities that must be grappled with. You may not like what you find. In that case you are entitled to try to change it. But do not deceive yourself as to what you do find to be the facts of the situation.

– Bernard M. Baruch

09/18/2003

You can’t think yourself into better living…
but you Can Live yourself into better Thinking.

-Charlie Packard

09/17/2003

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

– Norman Vincent Peale

09/16/2003

People say, ‘God will find a way.’ God can’t find a way if you’re in the way.

– Bill Cosby

09/15/2003

Be the kind of person your dog knows you to be!

– Seen at a reception desk

09/12/2003

To be healthy, wealthy, happy and successful in any and all areas of your life you need to be aware that you need to think healthy, wealthy, happy and successful thoughts twenty four hours a day and cancel all negative, destructive, fearful and unhappy thoughts. These two types of thought cannot coexist if you want to share in the abundance that surrounds us all.

– Sidney Madwed

09/11/2003

I do benefits for all religions – I’d hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality.

– Bob Hope

09/10/2003

The mortals of today are beginning to recognize how powerful their thoughts really are and that you attract to yourself those things you think of. One who lives with daily dreading of life circumstances attracts more dread.

– Teacher Abraham

09/09/2003

It is up to you to look at a park bench and be grateful for a place to sit and take in the beauty or complain that it’s not a couch inside a home that gives you shelter. Make that which you have before you the cathedral of your heart and mind and there you will find happiness and contentment, regardless of condition.

– Teacher Anatalia

09/08/2003

Peace will not break out but grow within each and everyone who is tired of war, who is tired of hatred and anger. Peace will grow within the hearts and minds of those people who will have progressive points of view who will unite together to bring change upon this planet and bring peace to everyone.

– Teacher JarEl

09/05/2003

Your life today is a result of your thinking yesterday. Your life tomorrow will be determined by what you think today.

– John C. Maxwell (Think on These Things)

09/04/2003

If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.

– Norman Vincent Peale (1898 – 1993)

09/03/2003

If your expectations are low and you expect little out of life then you will be rewarded with exactly what you expect-very little in the way of satisfaction and change. And if your expectations are high you open yourself up to the possibility of attaining them.

– Teacher Thomas

09/02/2003

All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.

– James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894-1961)

09/01/2003

Remember, even if prayer does not change God, it very often effects great and lasting changes in the one who prays in faith and confident expectation. Prayer has been the ancestor of much peace of mind, cheerfulness, calmness, courage, self-mastery, and fair-mindedness in the men and women of the evolving races.

– The Urantia Papers

08/29/2003

Be very careful what you set your heart upon, for you will surely have it.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

08/28/2003

To become acquainted with one’s brothers and sisters, to know their problems and to learn to love them, is the supreme experience of living.

– The Urantia Papers

08/27/2003

Life is a series of lessons that enhance your souls and strengthen your characters. Mostly, life is about learning to love.

– Michael

08/26/2003

The more balanced our lives, the more serene we feel.

– Ann Smith

08/25/2003

If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst forth at once in the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Supreme One.

– The Bhagavad Gita

08/22/2003

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

– The Urantia Papers

08/21/2003

If you wish to find, you must search. Rarely does a good idea interrupt you.

– Jim Rohn

08/20/2003

There is a soul force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results.

– Mahatma Gandhi

08/19/2003

Every day I will devote some time to meditation and spiritual reading.

– St. John Bosco

08/18/2003

May I be peaceful and happy.
May I be safe and free from injury.
May I be free from anger, fear, and anxiety.

– Buddhist meditation verses

08/15/2003

The quieter you become the more you can hear.

– Ram Dass

08/14/2003

Nothing is miserable, unless you think it so; conversely, every lot is happy if you are content with it.

– Boethius

08/13/2003

Turn the power of praise upon whatever you wish to increase. Give thanks that it is now fulfilling your ideal.

– Charles Fillmore

08/12/2003

Above all, challenge yourself. You may well surprise yourself at what strengths you have, what you can accomplish.

– Cecile M. Springer 

08/11/2003

Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.

– Victor Hugo (1802 – 1885), Les Miserables

08/08/2003

As long as anyone believes that his ideal and purpose is outside him, that it is above the clouds, in the past or in the future, he will go outside himself and seek fulfillment where it cannot be found. He will look for solutions and answers at every point except where they can be found–in himself.

– Erich Frohm

08/07/2003

God is Within Each and Every Individual and wants a truly intimate relationship that guides that person’s life, being and presence.

– Michael

08/06/2003

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

– Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865)

08/05/2003

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.

– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

08/04/2003

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

– Henry David Thoreau

08/01/2003

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.

– Swedish Proverb

07/31/2003

God is more anxious to bestow His Blessings on us than we are to receive them.

– St. Augustine of Hippo

07/30/2003

Approach each new problem not with a view of finding what you hope will be there, but to get the truth, the realities that must be grappled with. You may not like what you find. In that case you are entitled to try to change it. But do not deceive yourself as to what you do find to be the facts of the situation.

– Bernard M. Baruch

07/29/2003

Let him that would move the world first move himself.

– Socrates

07/28/2003

The sun rises every morning to salute you just as it does the most powerful and prosperous man on earth.

– The Urantia Papers

07/25/2003

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121 AD – 180 AD)

07/24/2003

Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.

– Confucius

Love is also like dust; once it’s kicked in the air it does get on everyone around it. So, I encourage you to always be loving, to stir up the love dust. It will settle upon others, and they too will come to the understanding of the great value of being a loving creature.

– Teacher Monjoronson
 

07/23/2003

The immature individual arouses the antagonisms of his fellows; the mature man wins the hearty co-operation of his associates, thereby many times multiplying the fruits of his life efforts.

– The Urantia Papers

07/22/2003

Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and co-operation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.

– Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 – 1969)

07/21/2003

Visualization means to create a mental picture of ourselves as we would like to be, to hand this picture over to the universal Law for execution, and to believe implicitly that it will act.

– Ernest Holmes

07/18/2003

Learning to live is learning to let go.

– Sogyal Rinpoche

07/17/2003

Let no one disturb you, let nothing frighten you. Everything passes away except God.

– Theresa of Lisieus

07/16/2003

A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inward courage dares to live.
 
– Lao-tzu

07/15/2003

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

07/14/2003

Enjoy every moment of your daily life. There is no better place to be throughout the entire universe than where you are now.

– Teacher Malvantra

07/11/2003

The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn’t have been complete without you. Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid. I am with you. Nothing can ever separate us. It’s for you I created the universe. I love you. There’s only one catch. Like any other gift, the gift of grace can be yours only if you’ll reach out and take it. Maybe being able to reach out and take it is a gift too.

– Frederick Buechner

07/10/2003

You are as prone to love as the sun is to shine; it being the most delightful and natural employment of the soul of man.

– Thomas Traherne

07/09/2003

When we come to the last moment of this lifetime, and we look back across it, the only thing that’s going to matter is “What was the quality of our love?”

– Richard Bach

07/08/2003

One thing we know: our god is also your god. The earth is precious to him and to harm the earth is to heap contempt on its creator.

– Chief Seattle

07/07/2003

Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.

– Horace

07/04/2003

The highest level of prayer is not prayer for anything. It is a deep and profound silence, in which we allow ourselves to be still and know him. In that silence, we are changed. We are calmed. We are illumined.

– Marianne Williamson

07/03/2003

We can be dry as dust, distracted and insensible to God’s presence. Still we can pray. We may not have a mystical bone in our bodies, but no matter. God is waiting for us, and if we make even the smallest gesture of availability he will be there.

– Carol Zaleski

07/02/2003

Regardless of how much trouble you are having, how hard the going seems to be, keep your thoughts on a high and positive level.

– Norman Vincent Peale

07/01/2003

Being sensitive and responsive to human need creates genuine and lasting happiness, while such kindly attitudes safeguard the soul from the destructive influences of anger, hate, and suspicion.

– The Urantia Papers

06/30/2003

Always remember that the Father knows what you need even before you ask him.

– The Urantia Papers

06/27/2003

Real generosity toward the future consists in giving all to what is present.

– Albert Camus

06/26/2003

To will is to select a goal, determine a course of action that will bring one to that goal, and then hold to that action till the goal is reached. The key is action.

– Michael Hanson

06/25/2003

This is moral perfection: to live each day as though it were the last, to be tranquil, sincere, yet not indifferent to one’s fate.

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

06/24/2003

Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success.

– Zig Ziglar

06/23/2003

God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.

– Reinhold Niebuhr [1892 – 1971] – from a sermon in 1943

06/20/2003

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.

– Henry David Thoreau

06/19/2003

They are the prudent who leave behind yesterday’s mistakes in complete self-forgiveness, but for the lessons they learned from them, and to then face each new dawn as if it were their very first.

– Unknown Teacher

06/18/2003

Humility allows us to see, respect allows us to listen, and recognizing that love dwells within each and every one of us leads us into truth, rather than conflict.

– Teacher Alana

06/17/2003

The positive always has the advantage over the negative, truth over error, experience over theory, spiritual realities over the isolated facts of time and space.

– The Urantia Papers

06/16/2003

Peace begins in the heart of each person — not societies, not countries, not nations. Each person.

– Prem Rawat (http://www.tprf.org/home.html)

06/13/2003

You never know till you try to reach them how accessible men are; but you must approach each man by the right door.

– Henry Ward Beecher

06/12/2003

Vision – It reaches beyond the thing that is, into the conception of what can be. Imagination gives you the picture. Vision gives you the impulse to make the picture your own.

– Robert Collier

06/11/2003

The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.

– Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

06/10/2003

Life is short. Be swift to love! Make haste to be kind!

– Henri F. Amiel

06/09/2003

Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.

– Brian Adams

06/06/2003

That which we hold in consciousness will be made manifest for us, therefore we should not hold the thought of anything that we do not want to see appear.

– Charles Fillmore

06/05/2003

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

– Plato

06/04/2003

There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they’re necessary to reach the places we’ve chosen to go.

– Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever

06/03/2003

There is no key to happiness – the door is always open.

– From a church sign in North Platte, Nebraska

06/02/2003

The spiritual is whatever allows us to notice the miraculous nature of life.

– Aurora Levins Morales

05/30/2003

You must make effort to turn your attention toward believing you deserve good and good will follow.

– Teacher Abraham

05/29/2003

All prayers are answered when the individual doesn’t tell God just how to answer them.

– Edgar Cayce

05/28/2003

Thus, the practical and realistic aim is compassion, a warm heart, serving other people, helping others, respecting others, being less selfish.

– Dalai Lama

05/27/2003

Committing yourself is a way of finding out who you are. A man finds his identity by identifying.

– Robert Terwilliger

05/26/2003

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.

– Arthur Rubinstein

05/23/2003

See the world as your self.
Have faith in the way things are.
Love the world as your self;
then you can care for all things.

– Tao Te Ching

05/22/2003

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand.

– Woodrow Wilson

05/21/2003

Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.

– Vaclev Havel

05/20/2003

Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.

– Samuel Smiles

05/19/2003

Much of what a mortal would call good luck might really be bad luck; the smile of fortune that bestows unearned leisure and undeserved wealth may be the greatest of human afflictions; the apparent cruelty of a perverse fate that heaps tribulation upon some suffering mortal may in reality be the tempering fire that is transmuting the soft iron of immature personality into the tempered steel of real character.

– The Urantia Papers

05/16/2003

Good guys finish first. If you don’t know that then you don’t know where the finish line is.

– Garry Shandling

05/15/2003

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others.

– Robert H. Schuller

05/14/2003

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity … and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.

– William Blake

05/13/2003

Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be a fish.

– Ovid

05/12/2003

To think twice is quite enough.

– Confucius

05/09/2003

Find a path or make one.

– Seneca

05/08/2003

We have what we seek. It is there all the time, and if we give it time, it will make itself known to us.

– Thomas Merton

05/07/2003

Beauty is that which attracts the soul, and that which loves to give and not to receive.

– Kahlil Gibran

05/06/2003

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

– Samuel Johnson

05/05/2003

Stop and ponder the solemn fact that God lives within you; he has in his own way already bridged the gulf. He has sent of himself, his spirit, to live in you and to toil with you as you pursue your eternal universe career.

– The Urantia Papers

05/02/2003

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

– Leo Buscaglia

05/01/2003

The next message you need is right where you are.

– Ram Dass

04/30/2003

To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.

– Helen Keller

04/29/2003

Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.

– Samuel Johnson

04/28/2003

Today will indeed be a good day in your lives. Make it so. Go forth in the knowledge that as a child of God, His blessings are ever upon you all.

– Teacher Machiventa

04/25/2003

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

– Carl Jung

04/24/2003

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.

– Kahlil Gibran

04/23/2003

With all your being take refuge in the Lord who resides in your heart; through his mercy you will reach supreme peace and the state of eternity.

– The Bhagavad Gita

04/22/2003

Love is the law of God. You live that you may learn to love. You love that you may learn to live. No other lesson is required of humanity.

– Mirdad

04/21/2003

Freedom lies in being bold.

– Robert Frost

04/18/2003

Before me, may it be delightful.
Behind me, may it be delightful.
Around me, may it be delightful.
Below me, may it be delightful.
Above me, may it be delightful.
All, may it be delightful.

– Navajo prayer

04/17/2003

Life is a great and wondrous mystery, and the only thing we know that we have for sure is what is right here right now. Don’t miss it.

– Leo Buscaglia

04/16/2003

At the critical juncture in all human relationships, there is only one question: What would love do now?

– Conversations with God

04/15/2003

If we really want to pray, we must first learn to listen, for in the silence of the heart God speaks.

– Mother Teresa

04/14/2003

Slow down and the thing you are chasing will come around and catch you.

– Zen saying

04/11/2003

God’s forgiveness is made actually available and is personally experienced by man just in so far as he forgives his fellows.

– The Urantia Papers

04/10/2003

When you live in the present, you live in the realm that God inhabits.

– Teacher Will

04/09/2003

Other people do not have to change for us to experience peace of mind.

– Gerald Jampolsky

04/08/2003

If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there the whole while, waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you’re living.

– Joseph Campbell

04/07/2003

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
 
 – The Buddha

04/04/2003

If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone, will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

04/03/2003

Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.

– Marianne Williamson

04/02/2003

One kernel is felt in a hogshead; one drop of water helps to swell the ocean; a spark of fire helps to give light to the world. None are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act.

– Hannah More

04/01/2003

Spiritual living mightily increases true self-respect. But self-respect is not self-admiration. Self-respect is always co-ordinate with the love and service of one’s fellows. It is not possible to respect yourself more than you love your neighbor; the one is the measure of the capacity for the other.

– The Urantia Papers

03/31/2003

May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back,
may the sun shine warm on your face, the rain fall softly on your fields;
And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

– Gaelic blessing

03/28/2003

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.

– Mother Teresa

Try to live in the present for that is where the life is and that is where God’s love is.

– Teacher Will

03/27/2003

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.

– The Buddha

03/26/2003

If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you.

– Sister Mary Tricky

03/25/2003

You make the road by walking on it.

– Nicaraguan saying

03/24/2003

Love everyone unconditionally – including yourself.

– Ken Keyes Jr.

03/21/2003

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

– Lao-tzu

03/20/2003

Hear the other side.

– St. Augustine

03/19/2003

Love of adventure, curiosity, and dread of monotony — these traits inherent in evolving human nature — were not put there just to aggravate and annoy you during your short sojourn on earth, but rather to suggest to you that death is only the beginning of an endless career of adventure, an everlasting life of anticipation, an eternal voyage of discovery.

– The Urantia Papers

03/18/2003

The power that makes grass grow, fruit ripen, and guides the bird in flight is in us all.

– Anzia Yezierska

03/17/2003

The service we render to others is really the rent we pay for our room on this earth. It is obvious that man is himself a traveler; that the purpose of this world is not “to have and to hold” but “to give and serve.” There can be no other meaning.

– Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell

03/14/2003

Accept the place that divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

03/13/2003

You often meet your destiny on the road you take to avoid it.

– French Proverb

03/12/2003

What is hateful to you, do not to your fellowman. That is the entire law; all the rest is commentary.

– The Talmud

03/11/2003

Don’t look for the path far away, the path exists under our feet.

– Tung-Chan

03/10/2003

How you are going to feel today is a decision you make.

– Robert H. Schuller

03/07/2003

Finish each day and be done with it. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

03/06/2003

You want a better, more fraternal, more just world? Well then, start building it: Who is stopping you? Build it inside yourself and around you, build it with those who want it. Build it small, and it will grow.

– Lanza del Vasto

03/05/2003

Give God time.

– The Quoran

03/04/2003

There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first… when you learn to live for others they will live for you.

– Yogananda

03/03/2003

Find time to see the joy in life and let that show upon your face. Reach out to those you chance to meet and give some words of encouragement or perhaps just listen. Life is not merely happening to you, but you are making life happen.

– Teacher Abraham

02/28/2003

Hatred can be overcome only by love.

– Mahatma Gandhi

02/27/2003

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.

– The Dalai Lama

02/26/2003

We receive His peace when we ask Him for it. We keep His peace by extending it to others.

– Marianne Williamson

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.

– Oprah Winfrey

02/25/2003

Don’t bunt. Aim out of the ball park. Aim for the company of the immortals.

– David Ogilvy

02/24/2003

The light of God surrounds us, the love of God enfolds us, the power of God protects us, and the presence of God watches over us; wherever we are, He is.

– Teacher Daniel

02/21/2003

A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives the rose.

– Chinese proverb

02/20/2003

First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.

– Thomas a Kempis

02/19/2003

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

02/18/2003

Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends fully as much on the state of things within, as on the state of things without and around us.

– Charlotte Bronte

02/17/2003

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

02/13/2003

When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.

– William Arthur Ward

02/12/2003

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.

– Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet (1806-1861)

02/11/2003

Love is infectious, and when human devotion is intelligent and wise, love is more catching than hate. But only genuine and unselfish love is truly contagious.

– The Urantia Papers

02/10/2003

The mature human being soon begins to look upon all other mortals with feelings of tenderness and with emotions of tolerance. Mature men view immature folks with the love and consideration that parents bear their children.

– The Urantia Papers

02/09/2003

To be mature means to face, and not evade, every fresh crisis that comes.

– Fritz Kunkel

02/07/2003

Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life.

– Adele Brookman

02/06/2003

The more deeply you understand people, the more you will appreciate them, the more reverent you will feel about them. To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground.

– Stephen R. Covey

02/05/2003

I asked God to take away my pain.
        God said, no. It is not for me to take away, but for you to give up.
I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
        God said, no.  His spirit is whole; his body is only temporary
I asked God to grant me patience.
        God said, no. Patience is a by-product of tribulations; it isn’t granted, it is earned.
I asked God to give me happiness.
        God said, no. I give you blessings; happiness is up to you.
I asked God to spare the pain.
        God said, no. Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me.
I asked God to make my spirit grow.
        God said, no. You must grow on your own, but I will prune you to make you fruitful.
I asked God for all things that I may enjoy life.
        God said, no. I will give you life so that you may enjoy all things.
I asked God to help me LOVE others.
        God said . Ahhh; at last, you have the idea.
02/04/2003

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

– Buddha

02/03/2003

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.

– Denis Waitley

01/31/2003

True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness.

– Albert Einstein

01/30/2003

What a mistake to dream of God far off in the skies when the spirit of the Universal Father lives within your own mind!

– The Urantia Papers

01/29/2003

All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the children of the earth.

– Chief Seattle

01/28/2003

Truly it can be said, to the one who has perspective, all things work towards the good.

– Nebadonia

01/27/2003

The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.

– Mike Murdock

01/25/2003

You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.

– Charles Buxton

01/24/2003

Although gold dust is precious, when it gets in your eyes, it obstructs your vision.

– Hsi-Tang

01/23/2003

When your daily activities are in concert with your highest priorities, you have a credible claim to inner peace.

– Hyrum Smith

01/22/2003

If your eyes are blinded with your worries, you cannot see the beauty of the sunset.

– Krishnamurthi

01/21/2003

Don’t think about the future.
Just be here now.
Don’t think about the past.
Just be here now.

– Ram Dass

01/20/2003

I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.

– Albert Schweitzer

01/17/2003

I am convinced that the universe is under the control of a loving purpose, and that in the struggle for righteousness man has cosmic companionship.

– Martin Luther King Jr.

01/16/2003

And, in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.

– The Beatles

Learn to pause … or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.

– Doug King

01/15/2003

Listen to everything, forget much, correct little.

– Pope John XXIII

01/14/2003

When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.

– Greg Anderson

01/13/2003

The more one loves, the less one fears.

– Rayson

01/10/2003

Deep listening is miraculous for both listener and speaker. When someone receives us with open-hearted, non-judging, intensely interested listening, our spirits expand.

– Sue Patton Thoele

01/09/2003

Profound peace is purchased with the sacrifice of fear.

– Ham, Celestial Teacher

01/08/2003

Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.

– Stephen R. Covey

01/07/2003

As long as enthusiasm holds, so will new opportunities.

– Norman Vincent Peale

01/06/2003

Know always that as you step forward into uncertainty and break free from the confines of settled-ness that you are upheld ever so lovingly by Him Who Upholds All.

– Aaron, Celestial Teacher

01/03/2003

Resolved, to live with all my might, while I do live.

– Jonathan Edwards

01/02/2003

The weak indulge in resolutions, but the strong act. Life is but a day’s work — do it well. The act is ours; the consequence God’s.

– The Urantia Book

01/01/2003

Enjoy this moment, it shall never be here again. Enjoy your family while they are still with you. Enjoy the beauty of a balmy January day, enjoy your friends, and laughter. Enjoy the stories you tell each other, the hugs you give each other, your health, a new year. There is so much in the present to be thankful for, for you all know that you are beloved children of God, and with this knowledge you are each called to become lights and to shine this love on all you meet.

– Will (A celestial teacher)