…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


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

– The Koran


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)


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


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

– The Urantia Book


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)


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


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


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


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

– Linda Dillow


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


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

– The Urantia Book


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


Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change.

– Confucius


Happiness is a present attitude–not a future condition.

– Hugh Prather


What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

– Sir John Lubbock


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


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

– H. Jackson Browne


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

– Conversations with God


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

– The Urantia Book


Temporal securities are vulnerable, but spiritual sureties are impregnable.

– The Urantia Book


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

– The Urantia Book


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

– Mother Teresa


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

– Edward Bulwer-Lytton


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

– Helen Keller


Only that day dawns to which we are awake.

– Henry David Thoreau


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


To understand is to forgive, even oneself.

– Alexander Chase


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

– Ernest Holmes


Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

– Erich Fromm


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

– St. Gregory


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

-Alan Alda


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

– Mahatma Gandhi


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

– Mother Teresa


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

– The Urantia Book


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


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

– Rabindranath Tagore


Life in abundance comes only through great love.

– Elbert Hubbard


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

– The Urantia Book


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

– The Urantia Book


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

– The Urantia Book


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


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

– Buddha


A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.

– Erin Majors


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

– The Urantia Book


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

– Mother Teresa


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

– Louise Hay


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

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox


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

– The Effectiveness Institute


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


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


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

– Margaret Lee Runbeck


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

– The Urantia Book


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

– Teresita Fernandez


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


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

– Rabbi Ben-Azai


Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

– Immanuel Kant (1724 – 1804)


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


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


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)


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


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

– Lao-tzu


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

– Allan K. Chalmers


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


The quieter you become, the more you can hear.

– Ram Das


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


Nothing is worth more than this day.

– Goethe


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


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


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


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


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)


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

– Jesse Conrad


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


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

– A Course in Miracles


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


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


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

– Stella Terrill Mann


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

– Anne-Sophie Swetchine


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

– Addison Walker


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

– O. A. Battista


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

– Aldous Huxley


What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

– John Lubbock


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

– Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach


Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.

– Barbara De Angelis


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

– Dalai Lama


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


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)


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

– John Quincy Adams


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


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


Recompense injury with kindness.

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

– The Urantia Book


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

– The Urantia Book


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

– Thich Nhat Hanh

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