2005 Quotes

 

11/24/2005 – 12/30/2005


Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.

– Lin Yutang

There is no such thing as can’t, only won’t. If you’re qualified, all it takes is a burning desire to accomplish, to make a change.

– Jan Ashford

There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.

– Norman Vincent Peale

Years wrinkle the face, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.

– Watterson Lowe

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.

– Hamilton Wright Mabie

By your own soul, learn to live
And if men thwart you take no heed.
If men hate you have no care.
Sing your song, dream your dream,
Hope your hope and pray your prayer.

– Parkenham Beatty

The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.

– Brendan Francis

The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.

– William Wordsworth

Decide to forgive: For resentment is negative; resentment is poisoning; resentment diminishes and devours the self.

– Robert Muller

We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything.

– Blaise Pascal

There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking.

– Alfred Korzybski

Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.

– Andre Gide

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm.

– Aldous Huxley

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.

– Henry David Thoreau

Flaming enthusiasm backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.

– Dale Carnegie

Faith and initiative rightly combined remove mountainous barriers and achieve the unheard and miraculous. An enthusiastic attitude is nothing more than faith in action.

– Henry Chester

Enthusiasm is the divine particle in our composition: with it we are great, generous, and true; without it, we are little, false, and mean.

– L. E. Landon

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.

– Arnold Toynbee

If we become completely whole-hearted we will have love for all people and will seek in each person what is most holy, what God has inspired in him or her.

– Eberhard Arnold

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.

– Corrie Ten Boom

Ignorance breeds suspicion, and suspicion is incompatible with the essential attitude of sympathy and love.

– The Urantia Papers

I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.

– Wayne Dyer

Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.

– Thomas Carlyle (1795 – 1881)

Jesus took the command to love our neighbor as we love ourselves, and pushed the definition of who is our neighbor, out, out, and still further out, until it reached to the ends of the earth and included all of humanity – all of God’s children.

– Alvin Alexsi Currier

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?”

– Brian Tracy
Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… 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 Breathnach

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions.
 
– Khalil Gibran (1883 – 1931)

 

11/23/2005

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.

– Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865)

11/22/2005

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.

– Karen Kaiser Clark

11/21/2005

If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.

– William Hazlitt

11/18/2005

Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

11/17/2005

The majority of impoverished souls are truly rich, but they refuse to believe it.

– The Urantia Papers

11/16/2005

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.

– Henry Ward Beecher

11/15/2005

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that’s where you renew your springs that never dry up.

– Pearl Buck

11/14/2005

The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being.

– Jane Wyman

11/11/2005

There is no death, only a change of worlds.

– Chief Seattle

11/10/2005

You’ve got to come from the heart, if you want it to work.

– Susanna Clark

11/9/2005

Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.

– Malcolm Forbes

11/8/2005

Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity. Successful men/women act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results.

– Dupree Jordan

11/7/2005

The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas, into enthusiasm, into actions.

– Thomas J. Vilord

11/4/2005

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

– The Urantia Papers

11/3/2005

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities — always see them, for they’re always there.

– Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

11/2/2005

You have powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do. There are no limitations in what you can do except the limitations of your own mind.

– Darwin P. Kingsley

11/1/2005

Invoked or not invoked, God is present.

– Spartan Proverb (attributed to Carl Jung)

10/31/2005

Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.

– Eric Hoffer

10/28/2005

We need to give ourselves permission to act out our dreams and visions, not look for more sensations, more phenomena, but live our strongest dreams — even if it takes a lifetime.

– Vijali Hamilton

10/27/2005

The presence of a friend enhances all beauty and exalts every goodness.

– The Urantia Papers

10/26/2005

Marriage, with its manifold relations, is best designed to draw forth those precious impulses and those higher motives which are indispensable to the development of a strong character.

– The Urantia Papers

10/25/2005

No vision and you perish; No Ideal, and you’re lost;
Your heart must ever cherish, Some faith at any cost.
Some hope, some dream to cling to, Some rainbow in the sky,
Some melody to sing to, Some service that is high.

– Harriet Du Autermont

10/24/2005

Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see, is what you would have wanted had you known.

– Garrison Keillor

10/21/2005

We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.

– H. G. Wells

10/20/2005

The solution of life problems requires courage and sincerity. Only honest and brave individuals are able to follow valiantly through the perplexing and confusing maze of living to where the logic of a fearless mind may lead. – The Urantia Papers

10/19/2005

The world is filled with hungry souls who famish in the very presence of the bread of life; men die searching for the very God who lives within them.

– The Urantia Papers

10/18/2005

The angels really find it hard to understand why you will so persistently allow your higher intellectual powers, even your religious faith, to be so dominated by fear, so thoroughly demoralized by the thoughtless panic of dread and anxiety.

– The Urantia Papers

10/17/2005

One realizes the full importance of time only when there is little of it left. Every man’s greatest capital asset is his unexpired years of productive life.

– P. W. Litchfield

10/14/2005

If you seek me, you shall find me if you search for me with all your heart.”

– The Urantia Papers

10/13/2005

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

– Brendan Francis

10/12/2005

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

– Helen Keller

10/11/2005

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 Papers10/10/2005

Every goal, every action, every thought, every feeling one experiences, whether it be consciously or unconsciously known, is an attempt to increase one’s level of peace of mind.

– Sidney Madwed

10/06/2005When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of Creation is completed inside us, the doors of our souls fly open and love steps forth to heal everything in sight.

– Michael Bridge

10/06/2005Expect poison from standing water.

– William Blake

10/05/2005We tend to get what we expect.

– Norman Vincent Peale

10/04/2005Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.

– Helen Keller

10/03/2005

Looking foolish does the spirit good. The need not to look foolish is one of youth’s many burdens; as we get older we are exempted from more and more.

– John Updike

9/30/2005

Life is never boring, but some people choose to be bored.

– Wayne Dyer9/29/2005

High expectations are the key to everything.

– Sam Walton

9/28/2005

The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car… a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little.

– Ben Sweetland

9/27/2005

Think and feel yourself there! To achieve any aim in life, you need to project the end result. Think of the elation, the satisfaction, the joy! Carrying the ecstatic feeling will bring the desired goal into view.

– Grace Speare

9/26/2005

So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be.

– Lord Alfred Tennyson

9/23/2005From a timid, shy girl I had become a woman of resolute character, who could no longer be frightened by the struggle with troubles.

– Anna Dostoevsky

9/22/2005

If you have a great ambition, take as big a step as possible in the direction of fulfilling it. The step may only be a tiny one, but trust that it may be the largest one possible for now.

– Mildred Mcafee

9/21/2005

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

9/20/2005

Without ambition one starts nothing.
Without work one finishes nothing.
The prize will not be sent to you.
You have to win it.
The man who knows how will always have a job.
The man who also knows why will always be his boss.
As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few.
The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods.
The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

9/19/2005

The man who believes he can do something is probably right, and so is the man who believes he can’t.

– Oprah Winfrey

9/16/2005

The only thing that stands between a man/woman and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.

– Richard M. DeVos

9/15/2005

I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn’t need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.

– Henry Ford

9/14/2005

Remind yourself regularly that you are better than you think you are. Successful people are not superhuman. Success does not require a super-intellect. Nor is there anything mystical about success. And success isn’t based on luck. Successful people are just ordinary folks who have developed belief in themselves and what they do. Never — yes, never — sell yourself short.

– David J. Schwartz

9/13/2005

The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness.

– Milan Kundera

9/12/2005

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.

– Max Lucado

9/09/2005

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.

– Charles Mingus

9/08/2005

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire; you will what you imagine; and at last you create what you will.

– George Bernard Shaw

9/07/2005

If you want to see the brave, look at those who can forgive.

– Bhagavad Gita

9/06/2005

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

9/05/2005

To make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

– Carl Sagan

9/02/2005

You can do what you want to do, accomplish what you want to accomplish, attain any reasonable objective you may have in mind — not all of a sudden, perhaps not in one swift and sweeping act of achievement — but you can do it gradually, day by day and play by play, if you want to do it, if you work to do it, over a sufficiently long period of time.

– William E. Holler


9/01/2005

The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.

– Vince Lombardi8/31/2005

Develop your willpower so that you can make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.

– Brian Tracy

8/30/2005

Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.

– Samuel Johnson

8/29/2005

God is everywhere or nowhere, the father of all people or of none, concerned about everything or nothing.

– Abraham Joshua Heschel

8/26/2005

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? How did they work out? Didn’t you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn’t most of them turn out all right after all?

– Dale Carnegie

8/25/2005

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.

– Marie Curie8/24/2005

You cannot be fuelled by bitterness. It can eat you up but it cannot drive you.

– Benazir Bhutto

8/23/2005In the matter of sickness and health, you should know that these bodily states are the result of material causes; health is not the smile of heaven, neither is affliction the frown of God.

– The Urantia Papers

8/22/2005If you love people, they will draw near you–you will have no difficulty in winning them.

– The Urantia Papers

8/19/2005

Recompense injury with kindness.

– The Urantia Papers8/18/2005

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

– The Urantia Papers

8/17/2005

Pride obscures God. If you would obtain heavenly help, put away your pride; every hair of pride shuts off saving light, as it were, by a great cloud.

– The Urantia Papers

8/16/2005Let not anger and hate master you.

– The Urantia Papers

8/15/2005

Contentment is the greatest wealth.

– The Urantia Papers

8/12/2005

We gain knowledge from the experience of man, but we derive wisdom from the contemplation of the Most High.

– The Urantia Papers

8/11/2005No man can rob you of the liberty of your own mind.

– The Urantia Papers

8/10/2005Fret not yourself because of the prosperity of the ungodly; fear not those who plot evil; let the soul turn away from sin and put your whole trust in the God of salvation.

– The Urantia Papers

8/9/2005If the faith of the Most High has entered your heart, then shall you abide free from fear throughout all the days of your life.

– The Urantia Papers

8/8/2005In your lives overthrow error and overcome evil by the love of the living truth. In all your relations with men do good for evil.

– The Urantia Papers

8/5/2005He is the greatest of warriors who overcomes and subdues himself.

– The Urantia Papers

8/4/2005

It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 – 1894)

8/3/2005

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.

– Stephen Hawking8/2/2005

If the faith of the Most High has entered your heart, then shall you abide free from fear throughout all the days of your life.

– The Urantia Papers8/1/2005

Hope and imagination are the only consolations for the disappointments and sorrows of experience.

– Italo Calvino7/29/2005

If you tell the truth, you don’t need a long memory.

 
– Jesse Ventura

 7/28/2005

It is difficult to steer a parked car, so get moving.

– Henrietta Mears

7/27/2005

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the unlimitable superior who reveals Himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.

– Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)7/26/2005

Arouse your noble ambitions by reflecting on humility and gratitude. It is hardest to recognize our own faults but easy to recognize defect in others. Relinquish self-importance and reflect on the life-transforming and emancipating qualities of humbleness.

– Teacher Veronica

7/25/2005The greatest friend of Truth is time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion Humility.

– Charles Caleb Colton (1780 – 1832)

7/22/2005All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power.

– The Tao Te Ching

7/21/2005

Always will you find opportunities to be understanding and tolerant. Always will you know the wonderment of release when you can forgive. Always will you know the pure joy that giving love freely gives to you. Always will you see with spiritual eyes when you can see into the heart and goodness of others. Continue searching for good. Continue to bring forth that into your lives. For, as you are very much aware, that which you focus on is what you will see.

– Teacher Daniel

 

7/20/2005Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind’s eye, and you will be drawn toward it.

– Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878 – 1969)

7/19/2005

He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)

7/18/2005There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

– Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 – 1964)

7/15/2005

There is a prospect greater than the sea, and it is the sky; there is a prospect greater than the sky, and it is the human soul.

– Victor Hugo (1802 – 1885), Les Miserables

7/14/2005To be blind is bad, but worse is to have eyes and not see.

– Hellen Keller

7/13/2005Nothing 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 (1797 – 1851)

7/12/2005The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.

– Saint Jerome (374 AD – 419 AD)

7/11/2005See that each hour’s feelings, and thoughts and actions are pure and true; then your life will be also.

– Henry Ward Beecher

7/8/2005The trouble with life isn’t that there is no answer, it’s that there are so many answers.

– Ruth Benedict

7/7/2005

You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.

– Ray Bradbury

7/6/2005

All’s well in the end, if you’ve only the patience to wait.

– Rabelais

7/5/2005

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.

– Bruce Barton

7/4/2005

Freedom lies in being bold.

– Robert Frost7/1/2005

It is essential to know that to be a happy person, a happy family, a happy society, it is very crucial to have a good heart, that is very crucial. World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just the absence of violence but the manifestation of human compassion.

– Dalai Lama

6/30/2005If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.

– Marvin Gaye

6/29/2005

There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.

– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

6/28/2005Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.

– Jawaharlal Nehru

6/27/2005I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.

– Lord Chesterfield

6/24/2005A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while, he knows something.

– Wilson Mizner

6/23/2005It is only by expressing all that is inside that purer and purer streams come.

– Brenda Ueland

6/22/2005A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.

– Peter Marshall

6/21/2005Of God, the most inescapable of all presences, the most real of all facts, the most living of all truths, the most loving of all friends, and the most divine of all values, we have the right to be the most certain of all universe experiences.

– The Urantia Papers

6/20/2005

In real love you want the other person’s good. In romantic love, you want the other person.

– Margaret Anderson

6/17/2005

Sympathy with joy intensifies the sum of sympathy in the world, sympathy with pain does not really diminish the amount of pain.

– Oscar Wilde

6/16/2005

To put away aimlessness and weakness, and to begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment; who make all conditions serve them, and who think strongly, attempt fearlessly, and accomplish masterfully.

– James Allen, 1864-1912 British-born American Essayist Author of As a Man Thinketh

6/15/2005

Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.

– Arthur Schopenhauer

6/14/2005

Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own…. Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love the greater the jealousy.

– Robert Heinlein

6/13/2005

The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair; and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.

– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

6/10/2005One day at a time- this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.

– Ida Scott Taylor

6/9/2005

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for.

– Epicurus (341 BC – 270 BC)

6/8/2005

Remember that not to be happy is not to be grateful.

– Elizabeth Carter

6/7/2005

Men are afraid to rock the boat in which they hope to drift safely through life’s currents, when, actually, the boat is stuck on a sandbar. They would be better off to rock the boat and try to shake it loose, or, better still, jump in the water and swim for the shore.

– Thomas Szasz

6/6/2005God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.

– St. Augustine

6/3/2005And the fruits of the divine spirit which are yielded in the lives of spirit-born and God-knowing mortals are: loving service, unselfish devotion, courageous loyalty, sincere fairness, enlightened honesty, undying hope, confiding trust, merciful ministry, unfailing goodness, forgiving tolerance, and enduring peace.

– The Urantia Papers

6/2/2005The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are for loving in the present.

– Barbara de Angelis

6/1/2005A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world.

– Ken Keyes Jr., Handbook of Higher Consciousness

5/31/2005

A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, “I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one. The other wolf is the loving, compassionate one. The grandson asked him, Which wolf will win the fight in your heart? The grandfather answered, The one I feed.

– As told in ‘Women Who Run With the Wolves’ by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

5/30/2005

Do not be content with showing friendship in words alone, let your heart burn with loving kindness for all who may cross your path.

– Abdul Baha5/27/2005

Much of man’s sorrow is born of the disappointment of his ambitions and the wounding of his pride.

– Jesus, Urantia Papers

5/26/2005Faithfulness and sincerity are the highest things.

– Confucius

5/25/2005

Religion is not a technique for attaining a static and blissful peace of mind; it is an impulse for organizing the soul for dynamic service.

– The Urantia Papers

5/24/2005

Wake up to the fact that God lives in everything in His omnipotence and omniscience, and that he is intimately connected to your heart, mind and soul.

– A Teacher

5/23/2005Deep 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

5/20/2005

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

5/19/2005

Heaven will be inherited by every man who has heaven in his soul.

– Henry Ward Beecher

5/18/2005

Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer.

– Barbara De Angelis

5/17/2005We lose many irreplaceable hours brooding over grievances that, in a year’s time, will be forgotten by us and by everybody. No, let us devote our life to worthwhile actions and feelings, to great thoughts, real affections and enduring undertakings.

– Andre Maurois

5/16/2005Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there.

– Josh Billings

5/13/2005

Civilization can never flourish, much less be established, until man has leisure to think, to plan, to imagine new and better ways of doing things.

– The Urantia Papers5/12/2005

To generous souls every task is noble.

– Euripides

5/11/2005

Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.

– Jim Rohn

5/10/2005

A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.

– Lazarus Long

5/9/2005

You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience.

– Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

5/6/2005Fear censors your further growth. Low expectations limit future growth. Conformity censors future growth.

– Teacher Klarixiska

5/5/2005Any fear experienced is because the mind is not present in the moment.

– Teacher Daniel

5/4/2005

The supreme paradox of all thought is the attempt to discover something that thought cannot think.

– Søren Kierkegaard

5/3/2005

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.

– The Buddha

5/2/2005

Therefore, the antidote to self judgment (and judgment) of others, is sincere desire for service to another brother and sister. This is, along with worship and prayer, the effective cleanser of all motivation.

– Teacher Daniel4/29/2005

Creativity is the power to think new, to imagine, to see a metaphor. All you need is an open mind.

– Jean Unsworth

4/28/2005

Sweet mercy is nobility’s true badge.

– Shakespeare

4/27/2005

Successful living is nothing more or less than the art of the mastery of dependable techniques for solving common problems. The first step in the solution of any problem is to locate the difficulty, to isolate the problem, and frankly to recognize its nature and gravity. The great mistake is that, when life problems excite our profound fears, we refuse to recognize them. Likewise, when the acknowledgment of our difficulties entails the reduction of our long-cherished conceit, the admission of envy, or the abandonment of deep-seated prejudices, the average person prefers to cling to the old illusions of safety and to the long-cherished false feelings of security. Only a brave person is willing honestly to admit, and fearlessly to face, what a sincere and logical mind discovers.

– The Urantia Papers

4/26/2005

Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.

– James R. Cook

4/25/2005

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 Thatcher4/22/2005

When man fails to discriminate the ends of his mortal striving, he finds himself functioning on the animal level of existence. He has failed to avail himself of the superior advantages of that material acumen, moral discrimination, and spiritual insight which are an integral part of his cosmic-mind endowment as a personal being.

– The Urantia Papers

4/21/2005

We cannot appeal to the conscience of the world when our own conscience is asleep.

– Carl von Ossietzky

4/20/2005Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.

– Francois De La Rochefoucauld

4/19/2005Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.

– Oswald Chambers

4/18/2005God is not the mere invention of man’s idealism; he is the very source of all such super-animal insights and values.

– The Urantia Papers

4/15/2005

I say to you: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who despitefully use you. And whatsoever you believe that I would do to men, do you also to them.

– Jesus, Urantia Papers

4/14/2005

Pessimism is an excuse for not trying and a guarantee to a personal failure.

– Bill Clinton

4/13/2005

Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today.

– Seneca

4/12/2005

When you run into someone who is disagreeable to others, you may be sure he is uncomfortable with himself; the amount of pain we inflict upon others is directly proportional to the amount we feel within us.

– Sidney J. Harris

4/11/2005

People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.

– Bob Dylan

4/8/2005

I’ve had a few arguments with people, but I never carry a grudge. You know why? While you’re carrying a grudge, they’re out dancing.

– Hackett, Buddy4/7/2005

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

– John Quincy Adams
 
4/6/2005

Uphold the best you know and do this in all areas of life so that you can learn to respect yourselves and your actions completely.

– Teacher Ham
 
4/5/2005

God could not be everywhere, so He made mothers.

– Jewish Proverb4/4/2005

You will always have to live with yourself, and it is to your best interest to see that you have good company — a clean, pure, straight, honest, upright, generous, magnanimous companion.

– Marden, Orison Swett, 1850-1924, Founder of Success Magazine

4/1/2005

Forgiveness is an inner correction that lightens the heart. It is for our peace of mind first. Being at peace, we will now have peace to give to others, and this is the most permanent and valuable gift we can possibly give.

– Gerald Jampolsky

3/31/2005

Decide to forgive: For resentment is negative; resentment is poisoning; resentment diminishes and devours the self.

– Robert Muller

3/30/2005

As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind.

– Isabelle Holland

3/29/2005

Jesus’ only words, as they nailed him to the crossbeam, were, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” He could not have so mercifully and lovingly interceded for his executioners if such thoughts of affectionate devotion had not been the mainspring of all of his life of unselfish service.

– The Urantia Papers
 
3/28/2005

Only a poet can discern poetry in the commonplace prose of routine existence.

– The Urantia Papers3/25/2005

There is only one you for all time. Fearlessly be yourself.

– Anonymous

3/24/2005

Anywhere there is joy to spread, spread it. Anywhere there is love to be sown, sow it.

– Teacher Will

3/23/2005

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

3/22/2005

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 Antoninus3/21/2005

God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know…it’s me!

– John G Miller

3/18/2005

Love inspires, illuminates, designates and leads the way.

 
– Mary Baker Eddy
 

3/17/2005Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.

– Annie Besant

3/16/2005

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others.

– Robert Louis Stevenson

3/15/2005

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus3/14/2005

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

– Adele Brookman

3/11/2005The will to originality is not the will to be peculiar and unlike anybody else; it means the desire to derive one’s consciousness from its primary source.

– Nicolas Berdyeav

3/10/2005

Guilt is always a self-imposed burden, but it is not always rightly imposed.

– R. A. Salvatore3/9/2005

Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.

– Helen Keller (1880 – 1968)

3/8/2005

Simplicity, clarity, singleness: these are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy.

– Richard Halloway

3/7/2005

Too often, all too often, you mar your minds by insincerity and sear them with unrighteousness; you subject them to animal fear and distort them by useless anxiety.

– The Urantia Papers

3/4/2005

Quiet minds can’t be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.

– Robert Louis Stevenson

3/3/2005

“The way” of the universe is tolerance, it is patience, it is forgiveness, it is forbearance.

– Teacher Rayson

3/2/2005

Before every action ask yourself. Will this bring more monkeys on my back? Will the result of my action be a blessing or a heavy burden?

– Alfred A. Montapert3/1/2005

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.

– Seneca

2/28/2005

You have been thrown into this world to find who you are.

– Teacher JarEl

2/25/2005

All the wonders you seek are within yourself.

– Sir Thomas Browne

2/24/2005Ultimately magic finds you, if you let it.

– Tony Wheeler

2/23/2005

Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life–learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.

– Robert Fulghum

2/22/2005Stuff your eyes with wonder … live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.

– Ray Bradbury

2/21/2005

The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.

– John Muir2/18/2005

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

2/17/2005

Always focus on a feeling of kinship with everyone you meet, and you will develop the modesty of spirit and nobility of mind that will engender a sensitive awareness of the essence of others.

– Teacher Veronica

2/16/2005The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.

– Henry Miller (1891 – 1980)

2/15/2005

Think it more satisfactory to live richly than die rich.

– Sir Thomas Browne

2/14/2005Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.

– Anne Frank

2/11/2005

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.

– Brian Tracy

2/10/2005

Change yourself first, before looking to change your opponent, and in the process, you might find that your opponent has changed himself.

– Aikido Creed

2/9/2005

It is not the goal but the way there that matters.

 
– Wilfred Thesiger
 

2/8/2005

The distance is nothing; it’s only the first step that is difficult.

– Marquise du Deffand

2/7/2005

In the moment is where God resides. In the moment is where peace abides.

– Teacher Abraham

2/4/2005

Improvisation is the touchstone of wit.

– Molière

2/3/2005

The imagination equips us to perceive reality when it is not fully materialized.

– Mary Caroline Richards

2/2/2005

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

2/1/2005

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.

– Marie Curie

1/31/2005

The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.

– Merry Browne

1/28/2005

Get around the right people. Associate with positive, goal-oriented people who encourage and inspire you.

– Brian Tracey

1/27/2005

Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.

– Mark Twain

1/26/2005

Do anything, but let it produce joy.

– Henry Miller

1/25/2005

A clear attentive mind has no meaning but that which sees is truly seen.

– Gary Snyder

1/24/2005

God’s doings are all purposeful, intelligent, wise, kind, and eternally considerate of the best good, not always of an individual being, an individual race, an individual planet, or even an individual universe; but they are for the welfare and best good of all concerned, from the lowest to the highest.

– The Urantia Papers

1/21/2005

To honor the God-knowing leaders of the past may indeed be worth while, but why, in so doing, should you sacrifice the supreme experience of human existence: finding God for yourselves and knowing him in your own souls?

– The Urantia Papers

1/20/2005

One of the great troubles with modern life is that man thinks he is too busy to find time for spiritual meditation and religious devotion.

– The Urantia Papers

1/19/2005

Some people find fault like there is a reward for it.

– Zig Ziglar

1/18/2005

Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary. We must not permit anything to stand between us and the book that could change our lives.

– Jim Rohn

1/17/2005

The art of life is to live in the present moment, and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are the instruments and expression of God Himself.

– Emmet Fox

1/14/2005

The ignorant work for their own profit; the wise work for the welfare of the world.

– Bhagavad-Gita

1/13/2005

Deal honestly and objectively with yourself; intellectual honesty and personal courage are the hallmarks of great character.

– Brian Tracey

1/12/2005

Seek first the kingdom of heaven, then all things needful will be added unto you. Make the spiritual your priority, everything else will follow of its own.

– Teacher Ham

1/11/2005

You must be still in the midst of activity, and be vibrantly alive in repose.

– Indira Gandhi

1/10/2005

Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.

– Eddie Cantor

1/7/2005

The manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured.

– Dean Acheson

1/6/2005

Your attitude is an expression of your values, beliefs and expectations.

– Brian Tracey

1/5/2005

What you get by achieving your goals is as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

– Zig Zigler

1/4/2005

I have Immortal longings in me.

– William Shakespeare

1/3/2005

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

1/1/2005

Committing your goals to paper increases the likelihood of your achieving them by one-thousand percent!

– Brian Tracey

Each day the world is born anew for him who takes it rightly.

– James Russell Lowell

He has half the deed done who has made a beginning.

– Horace

The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings.

– Dave Weinbaum

Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.

– Meister Eckhart