12/31/2004Our children are our only hope for the future, but we are their only hope for their present and their future.

– Zig Ziglar


Men are born to succeed, not fail.

– Henry David Thoreau


Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.

– Henry David Thoreau


If you cannot mould yourself entirely as you would wish, how can you expect other people to be entirely to your liking?

– Thomas á Kempis


Impossible is nothing.

– Muhammed Ali


A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

– Mark Twain


Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.

– Confucius


The secret of happiness is to make others believe they are the cause of it.

– Al Batt


We need men who can dream of things that never were.

– John F. Kennedy


Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.

–  Iris Murdoch12/17/2004

Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.

– Confucius


Know that you are here not by mistake, not by an accident of time, but because you were desired to be here, and so you are.

– Teacher Sondjah


Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
– Mahatma Gandhi


In the core of your being is the presence of God.

– Teacher Rayson


Happiness depends upon ourselves.

– Aristotle


I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.

– Albert Einstein


Assume a virtue, if you have it not.

– William Shakespeare


When you expect good, it’s available constantly, and it makes itself a reality in your life.

– Alfre Woodard


We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope

– Martin Luther King12/06/2004

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

– James Russell Lowell

12/03/2004The people who say you are not facing reality actually mean that you are not facing their idea of reality.

– Margaret Halsey (No Laughing Matter)


For one who sees Me everywhere and sees everything in Me, I am never lost, nor is he ever lost to Me.

– Bhagavad-Gita 6.30


The most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy in the world won’t work – if you won’t.

– Zig Ziglar11/30/2004

God makes direct contact with mortal man and gives a part of his infinite and eternal and incomprehensible self to live and dwell within him.

– The Urantia Papers


Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.

– Belva Davis


A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.

– Patricia Neal


Be not constantly overanxious about your common needs. Be not apprehensive concerning the problems of your earthly existence, but in all these things by prayer and supplication, with the spirit of sincere thanksgiving, let your needs be spread out before your Father who is in heaven.

– Jesus, The Urantia Papers11/24/2004

Before speaking, consider the interpretation of your words as well as their intent.

– Andrew Alden


You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.

– Horace

11/22/2004Start living now. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.

– Mary Manin Morrissey


Of all the “attitudes” we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing.

– Zig Ziglar

11/18/2004If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is “thank you,” that would suffice.

– Meister Eckhart


In your ability to see the good, to be thankful for the things you have, you are taking away those limitations which would normally confine you to a very narrow channel.

– Teacher Daniel11/16/2004

For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes.

– Dag Hammarskjold (1905 – 1961)


The true measure of success is; are you growing in love for your fellows? Are you finding peace in your heart? Are you finding acceptance for yourself in your heart? These things are better gauges of success than anything else. If love is growing within you, then you are being successful in your life.

– Teacher Ham


Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.

– John Wooden


You can never do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

– Anonymous


Difficulty creates the opportunity for self-reflection and compassion. If we embrace what’s happening, we are also embracing what is possible – and a road opens up for God to meet us halfway.

– Suzan-Lori Parks


It is always possible to be thankful for what is given rather than to complain about what is not given. One or the other becomes a habit of life.

– Elisabeth Elliot11/08/2004

Children are naturally trustful, and parents should see to it that they do not lose that simple faith.

– The Urantia Papers


You change your life by changing your heart.

– Max Lucado


Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.

– Zig Ziglar


Excitement does not augment energy; it rather exhausts the powers of both mind and body.

– The Urantia Papers11/02/2004

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.

– Norman R. Augustine

11/01/2004In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.

– Antonio Porchia


Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, if he gets angry, he’ll be a mile away–and barefoot.

– Sarah Jackson


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

– Richard Halloway


The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want now.

– Zig Ziglar


Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.

– Ed Cunningham


Do your little bit of good where you care; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.

– Desmond Tutu


Always remember, there is more strength in you than you ever realized or even imagined. Certainly nothing can keep you down if you are determined to get on top of things and stay there.

– Norman Vincent Peale


God must become an activity in our consciousness.

– Joel S. Goldsmith


Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.

– James Boswell


What luck for the rulers that men do not think.

– Adolph Hitler


Our doubts are traitors; and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.

– William Shakespeare


Live near to God, and all things will appear little to you in comparison to eternal realities.

– Robert Murray McCheyne10/14/2004

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

– Marcus Aurelius

10/13/2004True self-respect, being very different from false pride, leads inevitably to respecting others.

– Virginia Moore


The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

– E. E. cummings

10/11/2004First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.

– Thomas a Kempis


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

Pray you now, forget and forgive.

– William Shakespeare


Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives.

– Lawana Blackwell


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

– Cherie Carter-Scott

10/05/2004Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge.

– Isaac Friedmann


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

– Isabelle Holland


Urantia (Earth) is now quivering on the very brink of one of its most amazing and enthralling epochs of social readjustment, moral quickening, and spiritual enlightenment.

The Urantia Papers


Reality cannot be ignored except at a price; and the longer the ignorance is persisted in, the higher and more terrible becomes the price that must be paid.

– Aldous Huxley


People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting gold.

– Maurice Setter


The recognition of the sanctity of the life of every man is the first and only basis of all morality.

– Leo Tolstoy


Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

– Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 – 1945)


The measure of a man sir, is not in money, position, station or possessions. These things mean nothing. The measure of a man is in his character, wisdom, ability, aliveness, intimacy, creativity, courage, fearlessness, perspective, independence and maturity. You seem terribly impressed with the former sir, which suggests you are seriously lacking in the latter.

– Mark W. B. Brinton


One can never pay in gratitude; one can pay “in kind” somewhere else in life.

– Anne Morrow Lindbergh


The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.

– Frank Lloyd Wright (1869 – 1959)

9/20/2004The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.

– Seneca (5 BC – 65 AD)


Expectation is a divider in relationships because this brings you to desiring more than you have the potential for attaining in a certain time frame.

– Teacher Aaron9/16/2004

Endeavor to be always patient of the faults and imperfections of others for thou has many faults and imperfections of thine own that require forbearance. If thou are not able to make thyself that which thou wishest, how canst thou expect to mold another in conformity to thy will?

– Thomas a Kempis (1380 – 1471)


Expect everything, and anything seems nothing.

Expect nothing, and anything seems everything.

– Samuel Hazo


Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

– Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744)

9/13/2004If one asks for success and prepares for failure, he will get the situation he has prepared for.

– Florence Scovel Shinn


Only they who love find Ultimate Reality.

– Guru Gobind Singh


Those who hear the Divine, who take on as their own and nurture love in their hearts,
Cleanse themselves by bathing at the sacred fount which is within.

— Guru Nanak, 1469-1539


Respect … is appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the ways in which he or she is unique.

– Annie Gottlieb


When a decision has to be made, make it. There is no totally right time for anything.

– General George Patton


Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.

– August Wilson


It is up to each of us to choose life, to choose light, and to choose the life that we are entrusted with and born to live.

– Teacher Anatolia


The will to survive is primary. The will to thrive is your choice.

– Teacher Anatolia


When you are humble, and when you are an example of spiritual peace, strength and love, others are drawn to you as moths to the flame.

– Teacher Machiventa


To those who know spirit, there is no argument. To those who do not know spirit, there is no convincing. It is a personal experience which individuals must come to personally from within, and not from conditions exterior to themselves.

– Teacher Machiventa


Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else’s traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man’s character is, the better it fits him.

– Cicero


And those who pass on kindness and love as they journey through this life are carrying out the rules for the good and happy life.

– Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

08/26/2004Happiness 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


After you fully accept that you are loved and loveable, you have no fear.

– Teacher Anatolia


Envision yourself as a being of light, having roots to everything that is pure and good, and having branches that reach up to and connect to your eternal sources.

– Teacher Anatolia


The happy and effective person is motivated, not by fear of wrongdoing, but by love of right doing.

– The Urantia Papers


Other men are lenses through which we read our own minds.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


Our age is being forcibly reminded that knowledge is no substitute for wisdom. Far and away the most important thing in human life is living it.

– Frank R. Barry


Our age is being forcibly reminded that knowledge is no substitute for wisdom. Far and away the most important thing in human life is living it.

– Frank R. Barry


Associate reverently, and as much as you can, with your loftiest thoughts.

– Henry David Thoreau


Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.

– Zig Ziglar


He is a wise man who regards all parts from the point of view of the whole.

– The Urantia Papers


Love and being loved to the depth of your spirit is what gives meaning and purpose to life. When you have loved to the full extent of your heart’s core, reach further and find that you can love even more. This is the secret of happiness. This is the way of the spirit.

– Teacher Ham


How beautiful it would be to see man wrestle with his illusions and vanquish them.

– Naguib Mahfouz


The breeze of love blows for an hour and makes amends for the ill winds of the whole of a lifetime.

– Naguib Mahfouz


Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

– Mother Teresa


Knowledge comes by taking things apart: analysis. But wisdom comes by putting things together.

– John A. Morrison


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

– Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 – 1964)


Many of your brethren have minds which accept the theory of God while they spiritually fail to realize the presence of God. And that is just the reason why I have so often taught you that the kingdom of heaven can
best be realized by acquiring the spiritual attitude of a sincere child.

It is not the mental immaturity of the child that I commend to you but rather the spiritual simplicity of such an easy-believing and fully-trusting little one. It is not so important that you should know about the fact of God as that you should increasingly grow in the ability to feel the presence of God.

– Jesus, The Urantia Papers


Young cat, if you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you would learn! The most wonderful stuff!

– Dr. Seuss (1904 – 1991), Seuss-isms08/02/2004

To see things in the seed, that is genius.

– Lao-tzu


No day is just another day, another routine twenty-four hours. This day, any day, may contain your golden opportunity, perhaps even the opportunity of a lifetime.

– Norman Vincent Peale

07/29/2004Blessed are those who show mercy.
They will be treated mercifully.

– Matthew 5:7


The quality of your attention determines the quality of other people’s thinking.

– Nancy Kline

07/27/2004I offer you peace. I offer you love.
I offer you friendship. I see your beauty.
I hear your need. I feel your feelings.
My wisdom flows from the Highest Source.
I salute that Source in you.
Let us work together for unity and love.

– Mahatma Gandhi


If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.

– Erica Jong


I always prefer to believe the best of everybody–it saves so much time.

– Rudyard Kipling

07/22/2004The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.

– Henry Ward Beecher


Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.

– James Baldwin


If you were perfectly in love with Truth, you would find it difficult to experience anger at another mortal because your love for the Truth would draw you to want to understand the other better, for love of Truth is love of all.

– Teacher Solonia

07/19/2004The entire science of mathematics, the whole domain of philosophy, the highest physics or chemistry, could not predict or know that the union of two gaseous hydrogen atoms with one gaseous oxygen atom would result in a new and qualitatively super-additive substance–liquid water.

– The Urantia Papers


Be not anxious about what you have, but about what you are.

– Pope Gregory I


There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

– William Shakespeare


Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

07/13/2004The joy of life consists in the exercise of one’s energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience.

– Aleister Crowley


The uncompromising attitude is more indicative of an inner uncertainty than a deep conviction.

– Eric Hoffer (1902 – 1983)


There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost.

– Martha Graham

07/08/2004It is important to recognize that your efforts to find God are more important than deciphering the difficulties with another’s approach to God.

– Teacher Aaron


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

– Ray Bradbury07/06/2004

Almost all unhappiness in life comes from the tendency to blame someone else.

– Brian Tracey


Not to forgive is to be imprisoned by the past, by old grievances that do not permit life to proceed with new business.

– Robin Casarjian07/02/2004

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.

– William Arthur Ward


Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.

– Heraclitus


It is always my choice: to change what I cannot tolerate, or tolerate what I cannot—or will not—change.

– Melinda M. Marshall


Resolve to be thyself; and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery.

– Matthew Arnold


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

– William Arthur Ward


So one thing I want to say about life is don’t be scared and don’t hang back, and most of all, don’t waste it.

– Joan W. Blos


The universe of universes is one vast integrated mechanism which is absolutely controlled by one infinite mind. The physical, intellectual, and spiritual domains of universal creation are divinely correlated.

– The Urantia Papers06/23/2004

Two things a man should never be angry at: what he can help, and what he cannot help.

– Thomas Fuller


Ideas have a short shelf life – act on them before the expiration date.

– John C. Maxwell


A single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer.

– Gotthold Ephraim Lessing


Live in your hopes and not in your fears.

– Johnny Majors06/17/2004

A hug is the one thing you always get back when you give one.

– Dale Hilding


I have learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.

– Martha Washington


I make the most of all that comes, and the least of all that goes.

– Sara Teasdale


The world is but canvas to our imaginations.
 – Henry David Thoreau06/11/2004

Make no judgments where you have no compassion.

– Anne McCaffrey


Make your life a mission, not an intermission.

– Arnold H. Glasow


Only the heart knows how to find what is precious.

– Fyodor Dostoyevsky


As a physician, I have seen men, after all other therapy had failed, lifted out of disease and melancholy by the serene effort of prayer.

– Alexis Carrel, M.D. 1912 Medicine Nobel Prize winner


Happiness and peace of mind follow pure thinking and virtuous living as the shadow follows the substance of material things.

– The Urantia Papers


My dear father! When I remember him, it is always with his arms open wide to love and comfort me.

– Isobel Field


Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.

– John Lennon


The best words for resolving a disagreement are, “I could be wrong; I often am.” It’s true.

– Brian Tracey


Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


The greatest Truth that you can discover in your mortal life is that you are loved. You always have been and into eternity you shall be.

– Teacher Solonia05/28/2004

If you think well of others, you will also speak well of others and to others. If your heart is full of love, you will speak of love.

– Mother Teresa


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

– Norman Vincent Peale


I encourage you to lighten up, to love the day, to love each other and bask in the goodness that is within you each.

– Teacher Tomas


The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.

– Hubert Humphrey


Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.

– Albert Einstein


Unselfishness is the badge of human greatness.

– The Urantia Papers


No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which one is true.

– Nathaniel Hawthorne


A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all– he’s walking on them.

– D. O. Glynn


How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.

– George Washington Carver


Pray for tranquility of spirit and cultivate patience.

– The Urantia Papers

05/14/2004Men cannot see their reflection in running water, but only in still water.

– Chuang Tzu


Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

– James Matthew Barrie


Do not fear or worry. Simply move forward each day in loving gratitude for your good fortune.
 – Teacher Ham


The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

– Eden Phillpots


The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

– Henri L Bergson


Man is always inclined to be intolerant towards the thing, or person, he hasn’t taken the time adequately to understand…

– Robert R. Brown


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

– The Urantia Papers


Risk more than others think is safe.
Care more than others think is wise.
Dream more than others think is practical.
Expect more than others think is possible.

– Claude T. Bissell


Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.

– Jim Rohn


God answers the soul’s attitude, not the words.

– The Urantia Papers


Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here. The spiritual journey is the relinquishment, or unlearning, of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts.

– Marianne Williamson


Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble.

– Benjamin Franklin


From the vantage point of the spiritualist you can put all things in perspective and transcend all of life’s difficulties by standing outside the mortal conundrum in full faith of your future being assured and your mind being at peace in all things.

– Teacher Tomas


Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.

– Thomas Szasz


We cannot lower the mountain, therefore we must elevate ourselves.

– Todd Skinner


God loves each creature as a child, and that love overshadows each creature throughout all time and eternity.

– The Urantia Papers


Freedom is always and exclusively the freedom for the one who thinks differently.

– Rosa Luxemburg


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

– Carl von Ossietzky


Male and female are, practically regarded, two distinct varieties of the same species living in close and intimate association. Their viewpoints and entire life reactions are essentially different; they are wholly incapable of full and real comprehension of each other.

– The Urantia Papers


A perfect faith would lift us absolutely above fear.

– George Macdonald


Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down.

– Natalie Goldberg


When eating fruit, think of the person who planted the tree.

– Vietnamese proverb


It is better not to express what one means than to express what one does not mean.

– Karl Kraus


Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how it remains so popular?

– Anonymous


The basis of world peace is the teaching which runs through almost all the great religions of the world. “Love they neighbor as thyself.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt


I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.

– William Allen White


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

– Louise Hay


Increasing happiness is always the experience of all who are certain about God.

– The Urantia Papers


Faith is spiritualized imagination.

– Henry Ward Beecher


An ounce of patience is worth a pound of brains.

– Dutch Proverb


People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

04/01/2004Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

– Desiderata


It is a mathematical fact that the casting of this pebble from my hand alters the centre of gravity of the universe.

– Thomas Carlyle


Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting gold.

– Maurice Setter


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

– The Urantia Papers


How long should you try? Until.

– Jim Roh


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

– Linda Dillow, “Calm My Anxious Heart”


Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.

– William James (1842 – 1910)


Abundance is, in large part, an attitude.

– Sue Patton Thoele


Usually if you look for good, if you have a positive attitude, you will find good reflected back to you, and this indeed augments human happiness all the way around.

– Teacher Tomas

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

– The Urantia Papers


So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.

– Krishnamurti


May there always be work for your hands to do,
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane,
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you,
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

– Irish Blessing


Now, after years of observation and enough courage to admit what I have observed, I try to plant peace if I do not want discord; to plant loyalty and honesty if I want to avoid betrayal and lies.

– Maya Angelou


The greatest motivational act one person can do for another is to listen.

– Roy E. Moody03/12/2004

Knowing others is wisdom; Knowing the self is enlightenment; mastering others requires force; mastering the self needs strength.

– Tao te Ching


The deepest rivers flow with the least sound.

– Quintus Curtius Rufus


Never fear shadows. They simply mean that there’s a light somewhere nearby.

– Ruth E. Renkei


Manifest plainness,
Embrace simplicity
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires.

– Lao-Tzu


For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

– Luke 12:32-34


The great secret of getting what you want from life is to know what you want and believe you can have it.

– Norman Vincent Peale


Look for beauty, look for goodness, look always for love, and you will find Truth.

– Teacher Solonia


The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.

– Martin Luther King Jr.


We are each of us Angels with only one wing.
And we can only fly embracing each other.

– Luciano de Crescenzo


Dedicate some of your life to others. Your dedication will not be a sacrifice. It will be an exhilarating experience because it is an intense effort applied toward a meaningful end.

– Dr. Thomas Dooley


Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having an opinion.

– Georg Christoph Lichtenberg


For the path of most learning is the path of learning to love, of loving to learn, and of loving life in the glorification of the Maker of all.

– A Teacher


Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.

– James B. Conant


Everything will change. The only question is growing up or decaying.

– Nikki Giovanni


Love truth, and pardon error.

– Voltaire (1694 – 1778)


Spiritual progress is made up largely of the tasks of overcoming fears, one after another. Once the fear is removed from the equation, then you find yourself free to make decisions, different decisions, and these
different decisions will lead you away from fear. The only way to overcome fear is with love.

– Teacher Ham


As we look deeply within, we understand our perfect balance. There is no fear of the cycle of birth, life and death. For when you stand in the present moment, you are timeless.

– Rodney Yee


Fear Not. What is not real, never was and never will be. What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed.

– The Bhagavad Gita


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


I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me.

– Frank Herbert (1920 – 1986)


The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.

– Elizabeth Cady Stanton


To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.

– Joseph Chilton Pearce


First of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

– Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 – 1945)


You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.

– George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950)


Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.

– Franz Kafka


Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional.

– Max Lucade


The great secret of getting what you want from life is to know what you want and believe you can have it.

– Norman Vincent Peale


Be as upbeat as you can be. The basic success orientation is having an optimistic attitude.

– John DePasquale


The negative thinker tends to draw back to himself negative results, while the positive thinker activates the world around him positively.

– Norman Vincent Peale


Of 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


Is unselfishness — the spirit of self-forgetfulness — desirable? Then must mortal man live face to face with the incessant clamoring of an inescapable self for recognition and honor.

– The Urantia Papers


Is the love of truth and the willingness to go wherever it leads, desirable? Then must man grow up in a world where error is present and falsehood always possible.

– The Urantia Papers


Is faith — the supreme assertion of human thought — desirable? Then must the mind of man find itself in that troublesome predicament where it ever knows less than it can believe.


Is hope — the grandeur of trust — desirable? Then human existence must constantly be confronted with insecurities and recurrent uncertainties.

– The Urantia Papers


Is courage — strength of character — desirable? Then must man be reared in an environment which necessitates grappling with hardships and reacting to disappointments.

– The Urantia Papers


Is altruism — service of one’s fellows — desirable? Then must life experience provide for encountering situations of social inequality.

– The Urantia Papers


When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.

– John Ruskin (1819 – 1900)


Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.

– Jean Anouilh (1910 – 1987)


Fear is man’s chief enslaver and pride his great weakness.

– The Urantia Papers


Respect yourself and others will respect you.

– Confucius


The God I believe in isn’t short of cash, mister.

– Bono, U-2, from CD ‘Rattle and Hum’


It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

– Aristotle


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


Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.

– Vincent van Gogh


Unconditional love comes from having a total understanding and acceptance of your fellows. It is true, the more you know someone the more you can love them. Do not love as man would love with condition, but love as a parent would love a child.

– Michael


A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.

– Dutch Proverb


Whoever is out of patience is out of possession of his soul. Men must not turn into bees, and kill themselves in stinging others.

– Sir Francis Bacon (1561 – 1626)


With love and patience, nothing is impossible.

– Daisaku Ikeda


You must first recognize man as your brother, and if you honestly desire to do by him as you would have him do by you, the commonplace dictates of justice, honesty, and fairness will guide you…

– The Urantia Papers


Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


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

– Mahatma Gandhi


Without a worthy goal, life becomes aimless and unprofitable, and much unhappiness results.

– The Urantia Papers

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