World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just the absence of violence but the manifestation of human compassion.

– The Dalai Lama


There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.

– Mother Teresa


I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything he’s got.

– Walter Cronkite


Giving is a joy if we do it in the right spirit. It all depends on whether we think of it as “What can I spare? ” or as “What can I share? ”

– Esther Baldwin York


Best of all, Christmas means a spirit of love, a time when the love of God and the love of our fellow men should prevail over all hatred and bitterness, a time when our thoughts and deeds and the spirit of our lives manifest the presence of God.

– George F. McDougall


At first life was a struggle for existence; now, for a standard of living; next it will be for quality of thinking, the coming earthly goal of human existence.

– 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


The Master’s power is like this.
He lets all things come and go effortlessly, without desire.
He never expects results; thus he is never disappointed.
He is never disappointed; thus his spirit never grows old.

– The Tao Te Ching – #55


Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after.

– Henry David Thoreau


Teach us to value most eternal things…
To find the happiness that giving brings…
To know the peace of misty, distant hills…
To know the joy that giving self fulfils…
To realize anew this Christmas Day…
The things we keep are those we give away.

– Marvin Davis Winsett


Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely.

– The Land Before Time


To meet everything and everyone through stillness instead of mental noise is the greatest gift you can offer to the universe.

– Eckhart Tolle


Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark way with us.

– Amiel


Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.

– Edwin Way Teale


When your heart is in your dream, no request is too extreme.

– Jiminy Cricket


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

– Isobel Field (The Life I’ve Lived)


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

– Brian Adams


I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and in thoughts,
you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.

– The Tao Te Ching – #67


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

– Helen Keller (1880 – 1968)


Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.

– Henry David Thoreau


A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.

– D. Elton Trueblood


The further you distance yourself from your expectations, the more exhilarating your life will become.

– from The Daily Om


Stop the mindless wishing that things would be different. Rather than wasting time and emotional and spiritual energy in explaining why we don’t have what we want, we can start to pursue other ways to get it.

– Greg Anderson


Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down.

– William M. Winans


Because gratification of a desire leads to the temporary stilling of the mind and the experience of the peaceful, joyful Self it’s no wonder that we get hooked on thinking that happiness comes from the satisfaction of desires. This is the meaning of the old adage, ‘Joy is not in things, it is in us.’

– Joan Borysenko


If there is anything we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.

– Carl Jung


No one can give what he or she hasn’t received. So as we are blessed, we bless the world, giving thanks for every living thing, for otherwise we offer thanks for nothing.

– A Course in Miracles


Always we hope someone else has the answer. Some other place will be better, some other time it will all turn out.

This is it.

No one else has the answer. No other place will be better, and it has already turned out.

– Lao-tzu


Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.

– Epictetus


There is for each man, perfect self-expression. There is a place which he is to fill and no one else can fill, something which he is to do, which no one else can do; it is his destiny!

– Florence Scovel Shinn


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


When you are inspired….dormant forces, faculties, and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.

– Patanjali


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

– Henry Ward Beecher


Every tree and plant in the meadow seemed to be dancing, those which average eyes would see as fixed and still.

– Rumi


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


The problem lies not in the question, “What is the meaning of life?” The problem is not finding Love as the answer.

– Debbie Skelly


Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks.

– Phillips Brooks


There’s no point in burying a hatchet if you’re going to put up a marker on the site.

– Sydney Harris 11/07/2006

Grab your coat, and get your hat
Leave your worry on the doorstep
Just direct your feet
To the sunny side of the street.

– Dorothy Fields


You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.

– Naguib Mahfouz


The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn … and change.

– Carl Rogers


Be sure that it is not you that is mortal, but only your body. For that man whom your outward form reveals is not yourself; the spirit is the true self, not that physical figure which can be pointed out by your finger.

– Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC)


Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

– Helen Keller


Because he believes in himself, he doesn’t try to convince others.
Because he is content with himself, he doesn’t need others’ approval.
Because he accepts himself, the whole world accepts him.

– The Tao Te Ching


Our deepest calling is to grow into our own authentic selfhood, whether or not it conforms to some image of who we ought to be. As we do so, we will not only find the joy that every human being seeks – we will also find our path of authentic service in the world.

– Parker J. Palmer


When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.

– Norman Vincent Peale


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

– Samuel Smiles


None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


Respect the Elders, Teach the Young, Cooperate with the Family,
Play when you can, Work when you should, Rest in between.
Share your Affection, Voice your Feelings, Leave your Mark

– Meerkat Motto


Genius lies not in thinking of ideas, but in the ability to execute the ideas.

– Jane McElyea


The wise person possesses humility. He knows that his small island of knowledge is surrounded by a vast sea of the unknown.

– Harold C. Chase


Your decisions are best made when they are made consciously, in the moment, with intention, with consideration for the consequences, with full knowledge of why you are making them, and how you are making the decision.

– Teacher Monjoronson


Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.

– Og Mandino


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

– Josh Billings


Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity; they seem more afraid of life then of death.

– James F. Byrnes


Now is the only time. How we relate to it creates the future. In other words, if we’re going to be more cheerful in the future, it’s because of our aspiration and exertion to be cheerful in the present. What we do accumulates; the future is the result of what we do right now.

– Pema Chodron


When we have arrived at the question, the answer is already near.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.

– Norman Vincent Peale


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


To be a true democracy within yourself, to be unafraid to consider any viewpoint that crosses your path, to be curious and actively seek to understand, especially those contrary viewpoints to what you may treasure; this is the constant stream of what is ever new in God’s creation.

– Teacher Michael


The way to succeed is to double your error rate.

– Thomas J. Watson


I take a simple view of living. It is, keep your eyes open and get on with it.

– Sir Laurence Olivier


Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine. No more busy work. No more hiding from success. Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow!

– Og Mandino (1923 – 1996)


Be 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


You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy.

– Lydia M. Child


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


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

– Robert Terwilliger


It is only when we know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up that we begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.

– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


Nurture great thoughts for you cannot go higher than your thoughts.

– Benjamin Disraeli


You don’t have to accept the invitation to get angry. Instead, practice forgiveness, empathy and encouragement.

– Dan Fallon


The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.

– Madeleine L’Engle


Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

– Oscar Wilde


When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.

– Rumi


Whether one is Hindu or a Muslim or a Christian, how you live your life is proof that you are or not fully His. We cannot condemn or judge or pass words that will hurt people. We don’t know in what way God is appearing to that soul and what God is drawing that soul to; therefore, who are we to condemn anybody?

– Mother Teresa (1910 – 1997)


The purpose of life is a life of purpose.

– Robert Byrne


The fool wonders, the wise man asks.

– Benjamin Disraeli


In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.

– Shunryu Suzuki


The root of not listening is knowing.

– Adam Kahane


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

– Hinduism in The Urantia Papers


You cannot find the Supreme, neither can you go to a place where he is not.

– Taoism in The Urantia Papers


The Supreme One is brilliant beyond description; he is the Light of Lights. Every heart and every world is illuminated by this divine light.

– Hinduism in The Urantia Papers


The wise man is a noble soul who is friendly in the midst of his enemies, tranquil among the turbulent, and generous among the grasping.

– Buddhism in The Urantia Papers


When the faith of your religion has emancipated your heart, when the mind, like a mountain, is settled and immovable, then shall the peace of the soul flow tranquilly like a river of waters.

– Buddhism in The Urantia Papers


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

– William Shakespeare 


Forgiveness is the economy of the heart… Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.

– Hannah More


So live that you wouldn’t be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.

– Will Rogers


Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.

– Mother Teresa


Effective thinking consists of being able to arrive at the truth; truth being defined as that which exists.

– Calvin S. Hall


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


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

– Maurice Setter


When the solution is simple, God is answering.

– Albert Einstein


Where there is great love, there are always miracles.

– Willa Cather


Wherever I am, God is. Where God is, there is nothing to fear.

– Unity Church of Truth teachings


Seek first to understand, then to be understood.

– Stephen Covey


The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.

– Harold Taylor


What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense, we are. The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind, for the moment realizes itself.

– Anna Jameson


I know this now. Every man gives his life for what he believes. Every woman gives her life for what she believes. Sometimes people believe in little or nothing yet they give their lives to that little or nothing. One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. And then it is gone. But to sacrifice what you are and live without belief, that’s more terrible than dying.

– Joan of Arc


Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already. Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly they would have been sought if you did not have them.

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus


Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them.

– Marilyn Ferguson


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


Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.

– Dr. Suess


Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.

– Hardy D. Jackson


Be what you are. This is the first step towards becoming better than you are.

– J. C. Hare


Judge others by their questions rather than by their answers.

– Voltaire


Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting Golden Delicious.

– Bill Meyer



Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.

– Norman Vincent Peale


No human being exists who is not in need of spiritual regeneration, growth, and change.

– Teacher Ham


Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it.

– Les Brown


If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.

– John R. Miller


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


Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

– Albert Einstein


Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.

– Jim Rohn


Feeling grateful to or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.

– Christiane Northrup, M.D.


If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121 AD – 180 AD)


When the pupil is ready the teacher will appear.

– Zen saying


Words do not become true because you affirm them….
You affirm them because they are true. You are synchronizing your consciousness with the reality of Truth.

– Eric Butterworth


The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

– Elbert G. Hubbard


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

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus


God is subtle but he is not malicious.

– Albert Einstein


A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.

– Albert Einstein


There’s no operation where you can have your anger cut out. But if you work on yourself, as you get better, you’ll be more capable of seeing others as flawed human beings. That makes it easier to forgive.

– Robin Quivers


When you blame others, you give up your power to change.

– Dr. Robert Anthony


Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. They make the impossible happen.

– Dr. Robert Jarvik


Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive. If life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired.

– Erik H. Erikson


I trust life not because I trust the world, but because I trust the God who lives in my heart.

– Marianne Williamson


What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.

– Louis L. Mann


All you have shall some day be given; Therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors’.

– Kahlil Gibran


The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought.

– Leon Blum


Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children…

– Matthew 18:3


Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

– Mahatma Gandhi


We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act.

– Swami Vivekananda


No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy the sunlight today, mix good cheer with friends today, enjoy it and bless God for it.

– Henry Ward Beecher


We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
– William Ewart Gladstone


Let him that would move the world, first move himself.

– Socrates


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

– Al Batt


This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

– The Dalai Lama


Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.

– Victor Hugo


Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.

– Joan Lunden


You can believe yourselves to be angry at others and tend to lay blame onto others, when in truth, this is a covering up of the anger you feel for yourself.

– Teacher Abraham


It is never too late to become what you might have been.

– George Elliot


True religion is a meaningful way of living dynamically face to face with the commonplace realities of everyday life.

The Urantia Book


Let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!

– Henry Ward Beecher


Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

– Mother Teresa


The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.

– Gandhi


Too often we visit the well of divine abundance with a teacup instead of a bucket.

– Elinor MacDonald


If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.

– Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955), Observer, Jan. 15, 1950


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

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus


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

– Plato


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

– Charles Fillmore


Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

– Matthew 6:25-26


Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and abiding trust in Providence is its best preventive and remedy.

– Tyron Edwards


We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.

– Sam Keen


Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


Reverence for life brings us into a spiritual relation with the world which is independent of all knowledge of the universe.

– Albert Schweitzer (1875 – 1965)


There are no little things, everything is big to God.

– Tim Johnson


No one goes his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own.

– Edwin Markham


The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.

– Napoleon Hill


Insist on yourself; never imitate.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


The secret of man’s being is not only to live but to have something to live for.

– Fyodor Dostoevsky


The essence of the Liberal outlook lies not in what opinions are held, but in how they are held: instead of being held dogmatically, they are held tentatively, and with a consciousness that new evidence may at any moment lead to their abandonment.

– Bertrand Russell


Yet the timelessness in you is aware of life’s timelessness and knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream and that which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the bounds of that moment which scattered the stars into space.

– Kahlil Gibran


The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

– Winston Churchill


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

– Albert Camus


These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness.

– Anthony de Mello


The best way to make your spouse and children feel secure is not with big deposits in bank accounts, but with little deposits of thoughtfulness and affection in the “love account.”

– Zig Ziglar


The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions–the little, soon-forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge


How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

– Annie Dillard


If you truly desire to overcome the habit of criticizing some friend, the quickest and surest way of achieving such a change of attitude is to establish the habit of praying for that person every day of your life.

– The Urantia Papers


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


Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.

– Og Mandino


To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich, to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never, in a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common, this is to be my symphony.

– William Henry Channing


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

– Woodrow Wilson (1856 – 1924)


We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.

– Stephen Covey


My mother gave me a bumblebee pin when I started work. She said: “Aerodynamically, bees shouldn’t be able to fly. But they do. Remember that.”

– Jill E. Barad


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

– Pearl Buck


People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed.

– Audrey Hepburn


We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly. . . spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.

– Susan Taylor


Believers must increasingly learn how to step aside from the rush of life–escape the harassments of material existence–while they refresh the soul, inspire the mind, and renew the spirit by worshipful communion.

– The Urantia Papers


Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.

– Marcus Aurelius


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

– Seneca


Material possessions will rust away, wear away, or depreciate, but your inner resources, character, must never depreciate. In seeking success you must also seek fulfillment. Ask yourself not only what you want to be, but who you want to be.

– Elizabeth Dole


Woman, however, has always been the moral standard-bearer and the spiritual leader of mankind. The hand that rocks the cradle still fraternizes with destiny.

– The Urantia Papers


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


Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.

– George Eliot


Happiness is a present attitude–not a future condition.

– Hugh Prather


I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge — myth is more potent than history — dreams are more powerful than facts — hope always triumphs over experience — laughter is the cure for grief — love is stronger than death.

– Robert Fulghum


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

– Helen Keller


There is no power greater than right action in the present moment.

– Yoga Vasistha


And how, you ask, are we to walk the spiritual path? We answer: say little and love much; give all; judge no man; aspire to all that is pure and good.

– White Eagle


If you think you’re too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.

– Betty Reese


Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.

– Sir Cecil Beaton


The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.

– Keanu Reeves


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

– Milan Kundera


Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.

– Sarah Ban Breathnach


Faith is an invisible and invincible magnet and attracts to itself whatever it fervently desires and calmly and persistently expects.

– Ralph W. Trine


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

– Gerald Jampolsky


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

– Joseph Campbell


Become ever mindful of how, why, and what you think.

– A Teacher


This is a time of great transformation on our planet. We all have a part to play, just by being willing to be our true, magnificent selves.

– Shakti Gawain


The measure of your human strength of character is your ability to resist the holding of grudges and your capacity to withstand brooding in the face of deep sorrow.

– The Urantia Papers


Hope is a good thing–maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies.

– Stephen King (The Shawshank Redemption)


Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.

– Martin H. Fischer


The person with a fixed goal, a clear picture of his desire, or an ideal always before him, causes it, through repetition, to be buried deeply in his subconscious mind and is thus enabled, thanks to its generative and sustaining power, to realize his goal in a minimum of time and with a minimum of physical effort. Just pursue the thought unceasingly. Step by step you will achieve realization, for all your faculties and powers become directed to that end.

– Claude M. Bristol


Don’t invent nervous conversations just to have something to say, and listen to the silence that follows. It will teach you valuable lessons.

– Vernon Howard (www.anewlife.org)


Though I might travel afar, I will meet only what I carry with me, for every man/woman is a mirror. We see only ourselves reflected in those around us. Their attitudes and actions are only a reflection of our own. The whole world and its condition has its counter parts within us all. Turn the gaze inward. Correct yourself and your world will change.

– Kirsten Zambucka


Our theories of the eternal are as valuable as those of a chick which has not broken its way through its shell might form of the outside world.

– Buddha


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

– Lao-tzu


Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.

– Sir Cecil Beaton


Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and abiding trust in Providence is its best preventive and remedy.

– Tyron Edwards


So many gods, so many creeds,
So many paths that wind and wind,
While just the art of being kind
Is all the sad world needs.

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox


We distinguish the excellent man/woman from the common man by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands on himself, and the latter who makes no demands on himself.

– Jose Ortega y Gasset


To attain and retain an inner peace with a growing harmonious balance, it is needful that you be in a state of constant forgiveness and compassion towards self and all others.

– Unknown Teacher


The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is.

– John Lancaster Spalding


This world is only a bridge; you may pass over it, but you should not think to build a dwelling place upon it.

– The Urantia Papers


With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.

– Keshavan Nair


Don’t confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.

– Erma Bombeck


The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.

– Barbara De Angelis


Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift.

– Oprah Winfrey


Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.

– Coreta Kent


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

– Leo Buscaglia


Banish the future. Live only for the hour and its allotted work. Think not of the amount to be accomplished, the difficulties to be overcome, or the end to be attained, but set earnestly at the little task at your elbow, letting that be sufficient for the day.

– William Osler


It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. It is not a disaster to be unable to capture your ideal, but it is a disaster to have no ideal to capture. It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for. Not failure, but low aim is a sin.

– Benjamin E. Mayes


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


Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

– Anais Nin


They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.

– Eric Hoffer


The love of the Father absolutely individualizes each personality as a unique child of the Universal Father, a child without duplicate in infinity, a will creature irreplaceable in all eternity.

– The Urantia Papers


One of the most amazing earmarks of religious living is that dynamic and sublime peace, that peace which passes all human understanding, that cosmic poise which betokens the absence of all doubt and turmoil.

– The Urantia Papers


The human race must become reconciled to a procession of changes, adjustments, and readjustments. Mankind is on the march toward a new and unrevealed planetary destiny.

– The Urantia Papers


Choice of attention–to pay attention to this and ignore that–is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both choices man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences.

– W. H. Allen


Let not anger and hate master you. Speak harshly of no one.

– The Urantia Papers


It is not the goal but the way there that matters, and the harder the way the more worthwhile the journey.

– Wilfred Thesiger


Life… It tends to respond to our outlook, to shape itself to meet our expectations.

– Richard M. DeVos


Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

– Gen. George S. Patton


The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


Joy of life seems to arise from a sense of being where one belongs. … All the discontented people I know are trying sedulously to be something they are not, to do something they cannot do.

– David Grayson


Whatever you believe with emotion becomes your reality. You always act in a manner consistent with your innermost beliefs and convictions.

– Brian Tracey


If you are not right on the inside, it is useless to pray for that which is on the outside.

– The Urantia Papers


The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.

– Albert Einstein


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


As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.

– Albert Schweitzer


Do anything, but let it produce joy.

– Henry Miller


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

– Gary Snyder


Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

– Voltaire (1694 – 1778)


Allow yourself to pray. It is not enough to want or to intend or to meditate. You must pray. You must talk. You must ask. You must believe. This is partnership.

– Gary Zukav


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

– Ram Dass


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

– Krishnamurti


I feel that no one can lead another to truth, because truth is infinite; it is a pathless land, and no one can tell you how to find it.

– Krishnamurthi


What we’re all striving for is authenticity, a spirit-to-spirit connection.

– Oprah Winfrey


A friend in the market is better than money in the chest.

– Thomas Fuller


Be as a cup, and the universe flows into you. Be as an arrow, and the universe retreats from you.

– Zen Proverb


Everyone has inside of him/her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!

– Anne Frank


Some self-confronting questions: ‘Where do I want to be at any given time? How am I going to get there? What do I have to do to get myself from where I am to where I want to be? What’s the first, small step I can take to get moving?

– George A. Ford


What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man/woman is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.

– Alexander Graham Bell


A man/woman is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.

– John Barrymore


It is not about what position you attain in life, but how many you have been able to serve on the way.

– Un-attributable


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

– Lao-tzu


We are miracles. Each of us is an absolute astonishment. So whether you believe in miracles or not, we still are.

– Ruby Doe


Seeds of discouragement will not grow in the thankful heart.

– Anonymous


Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.

– Bernard M. Baruch

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