Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.


Resentment is one burden that is incompatible with your success. Always be the first to forgive; and forgive yourself first always.

– Dan Zadra


A man’s reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what’s a heaven for?

– Robert Browning


The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.

– Carl Jung


Contentment is the greatest wealth.

– Urantia Book


In the experience of finding the Father in heaven you discover that all men are your brothers… To become acquainted with one’s brothers and sisters, to know their problems and to learn to love them, is the supreme experience of living.

– Jesus in the Urantia Book


An optimist is the human personification of spring.

– Susan J. Bissonette


The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer


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

– John DePasquale


“…while you are seeking to find God, God is likewise seeking to find you.”

– Jesus in the Urantia Book


Challenge is the core and the mainspring of all human activity. If there’s an ocean, we cross it; if there’s a disease, we cure it; if there’s a wrong, we right it; if there’s a record, we break it; and finally, if there’s a mountain, we climb it.

– James Ramesy Ullman


He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

– St. Basil, Greek religious leader


From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.

– Arthur Ashe


Fair and softly goes far.

– Miguel De Cervantes


Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.

– Martin Luther King, Jr


Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.

– Martin Luther, German Theologian


Unless your heart, your soul, and your whole being are behind every decision you make, the words from your mouth will be empty, and each action will be meaningless. Truth and confidence are the roots of happiness.

– Kathleen Pedersen


Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.

– Meister Eckhart


“I can forgive, but I cannot forget” is only another way of saying, “I will not forgive.” Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note – torn in two and burned up so that it never can be shown against one.

– Henry Ward Beecher


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 Book (www.readtub.com)


In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.

– Richard Bach


Teach me to feel another’s woe,
To hide the fault I see,
That mercy I to others show,
That mercy show to me.

– Alexander Pope (The Universal Prayer)


Only in silence the word,
only in dark the light,
only in dying life:
bright the hawk’s flight
on the empty sky.

– Ursula K. LeGuin (A Wizard of Earthsea)


True humility is contentment.

– Henri Frederic Amiel


You’ve achieved success in your field when you don’t know whether what you are doing is work or play.

– Warren Beatty


Clinging to the past is the problem. Embracing change is the answer.

– Gloria Steinem


Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.

– Dale Carnegie


Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that’s the stuff life is made of.

– Quoted by Benjamin Franklin


Always be a little kinder than necessary.

– James M. Barrie


The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.

– Erich Fromm


Laughter has no foreign accent.

– Paul B. Lowney


“I think I’ll learn more by listening. Anything I would say I already know.” [Explanation given by a pupil for not joining in discussion]

– Quoted by The Christian Science Monitor


A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.

– Alexander Pope


For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all tasks, and the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.

– Rainer Maria Rilke


There’s more to life than increasing its speed.

– Mahatma Gandhi


To be truly cultivated is to think reasonably, to live grandly, to love greatly, to shun pettiness, to condemn prejudice and cruelty. In short, to be cultivated is to be alive in the very largest sense.

– Dorothy J. Farnan


Without meditation, where is peace?
Without peace, where is happiness?

– The Bhagavad Gita


The things that matter most must never be at the mercy of the things that matter least.

– Goethe


Light tomorrow with today!

– Elizabeth Barrett Browning


Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy, you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.

– Katherine Mansfield


This time, like all times, is a very good one if we but know what to do with it.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.

– Leonardo da Vinci


There is but one failure, and that is not to be true to the very best one knows.

– Frederic William Farrar


Anyone can be polite to a king, but it takes a civilized person to be polite to a beggar.

– Anonymous


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

– The Urantia Book


Poor is not the person who has too little, but the person who craves more.

– Lucias Annaeus Seneca


The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new.

– Pema Chodron


Strengthen yourself with contentment, for it is an impregnable fortress.

– Epictetus


You are what you are when nobody is looking.

– Abigail Van Buren & Ann Landers


Your daily life is your temple and your religion. Whenever you enter into it, take with you your all.

– Kahlil Gibran


If you don’t like someone, the way he holds his spoon will make you furious; if you do like him, he can turn his plate over into your lap and you won’t mind.

– Irving Becker


Shake off this sadness, and recover your spirit; sluggish you will never see the wheel of fate that brushes your heel as it turns going by, the man who wants to live is the man in whom life is abundant.

– Miguel De Unamuno


It is bad manners to say “Your are welcome to your own opinion”; but it is perfection of good fellowship to really mean it.

– George Bernard Shaw


The person who lives life fully, glowing with life’s energy, is the person who lives a successful life.

– Daisaku Ikeda


It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

– Lucius Annaeus Seneca


You are never fully dressed until you wear a smile!

– Charley Willey


Never does a person describe his own character more clearly than by his way of describing that of others.

– Jean Paul (Friedrich Richter)


Zen is like looking for the spectacles that are sitting on your nose.

– D.T. Suzuki


Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.

– Dr. David Schwartz Author of “The Magic of Thinking Big”


Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don’t have film.

– Anonymous


The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible — and achieve it, generation after generation.

– Pearl S. Buck


Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

– Kahlil Gibran


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

– The Urantia Book


The whole marvelous and universal mechanism moves on majestically through space to the music of the meter of the infinite thought and the eternal purpose of the First Great Source and Center.

– The Urantia Book


How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

– Anne Frank


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. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s 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.

– Marianne Williamson


Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinary well. Neglect nothing; the most trivial action may be performed to God.

– Angelique Arnauld


Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.

– Janis Joplin


The service we render others is really the rent we pay for our room on earth.

– Wilfred Grenfell


To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings – it’s all a miracle. I have adopted the technique of living life from miracle to miracle.

– Artur Rubinstein


The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.

– Henry David Thoreau


The onset of decline begins with the loss of the will to challenge oneself.

– Daisaku Ikeda


You are here for a purpose. There is not a duplicate of you in the whole wide world: there never has been, there never will be, You were brought here now to fill a certain need. Take time to think that over.

– Lou Austin


Our thoughts create our reality. How do you typically think about yourself? Do you berate yourself for being stupid, sloppy, forgetful or insensitive? Do you watch yourself with interest, respect and compassion? Stay alert to your self-talk and let go of judgments that don’t serve you.

Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship to myself.

– Nathaniel Branden


The highest potential of God’s love and power is available to us in
the trivial things of everyday life.

– Corrie ten Boom


Whenever conscience speaks with a divided, uncertain, and disputed voice, it is not the voice of God. Descend still deeper into yourself, until you hear nothing but a clear, undivided voice, a voice which does away with doubt and brings with it persuasion, light, and serenity.

– Henri F. Amiel


People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.

– Joseph Fort Newton


Millions of people, unseeing, joyless, bluster through life in their half sleep, hitting, kicking, and killing what they have barely perceived. They have never learned to see or they have forgotten that man has eyes to see, to experience.

– Fredrick Franck


I embrace emerging experience. I participate in discovery. I am a butterfly. I am not a butterfly collector.

– William Stafford


If you don’t change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?

– Dr. Robert Anthony


Your life work is a statement of Who You Are. If it is not, then why are you doing it?

– Neale Donald Walsch


This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him.

– William Lyon Phelps


Whereof one cannot speak, thereon one must remain silent.

– Ludwig Wittgenstein


Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego.

– Jean Arp


The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.

– Gloria Steinem


The more you listen to the voice within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside.

– Dag Hammarskjold


Freedom lies in being bold.

– Robert Frost


I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.

– Abraham Lincoln


Humility is attentive patience.

– Simone Weil


Be an explorer … read, surf the internet, visit customers, enjoy arts, watch children play … do anything to prevent yourself from becoming a prisoner of your knowledge, experience, and current view of the world.

– Charles ‘Chic’ Thompson


We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.

– Stacia Tauscher


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


Live in a way that is full of life… for yourself, for your loved ones, for your friends. People who do so will find the courage to transform sufferings into hopes. Not only that, but they will be able to light the lamp of hope in the hearts of many others, as well.

– Daisaku Ikeda


Those who base their lives on the belief that a loving God is acting in their behalf tend to see problems as opportunities for growth.

– Nido Qubein


It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.

– Robert H. Goddard


Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

– Nathaniel Hawthorne


They can because they think they can.

– Virgil


When asked where God is, people point towards the sky or some far and distant region; no wonder that He does not manifest Himself! Realize that He is in you, with you, behind you, and all around you; and He can be seen and felt everywhere.

– Sathya Sai Baba


The memory of God comes to the quiet mind. It cannot come where there is conflict; for a mind at war against itself remembers not eternal gentleness…

– From A Course in Miracles


If you could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of His creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own – a God, in short, who but is a reflection of human frailty.

– Albert Einstein


The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.

– Orison Sweet Marden


Things don’t go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.

– Charles “Tremendous” Jones


Habit rules the unreflecting herd.

– William Wordsworth


You are a primary existence. You are a distinct portion of the essence of God, and contain a certain part of Him in yourself. Why then are you ignorant of your noble birth? You carry a God about within you, poor wretch, and know nothing of it.

– Epictetus


A sense of separation from God is the only lack you really need correct.

– From A Course in Miracles


Once you experience the power of not having to be right you’ll feel like you’re walking across open fields, the perspective wide and your feet free to take any turn.

– John Naisbitt (From Mind Set)


Having to be right shackles your mind. What is right not who is right….People are culturally conditioned to have to be right.

– John Naisbitt (From Mind Set)


Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.

– Richard Bach


Nothing is worth more than this day.

– Goethe


Everything depends on what is in our hearts. If we decide to ourselves that something is impossible, then, consistent with our minds in thinking so, even something that is possible for us will become impossible. On the other hand, if we have the confidence that we can definitely do something, then we are already one step closer to achieving it in reality.

– Daisaku Ikeda


Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing is so gentle as real strength.

– Frances de Sales


The way to reduce the pain which you associate with earthly experiences and events – both yours and those of others – is to change the way you behold them. You cannot change the outer event, so you must change the inner experience.

– Neale Donald Walsch


A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes


Suffering has nothing to do with events, but with one’s reaction to them. What’s happening is merely what’s happening. How you feel about it is another matter.

– Neale Donald Walsch


Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.

– Groucho Marx


No matter how wonderful our dreams, how noble our ideals, or how high our hopes, ultimately we need courage to make them a reality. Without action, it’s as if they never existed.

– Daisaku Ikeda


It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.

– Alfred Adler


People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.

– Thich Nhat Hanh


A sobering thought: what if, at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential?

– Jane Wagner


Thoughts rooted in fear will produce one kind of manifestation on the physical plane, thoughts rooted in love will produce another. The masters are those who have chosen only love. In every instant. In every moment. In every circumstance.

– Neale Donald Walsch (Conversations with God)


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.

– Mark W. B. Brinton


Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes.

– Thomas W. Higginson


The world is your playground. Why aren’t you playing?

– Ellie Katz


For most of us, there’s always a long ‘to do’ list. That’s a fact.

And it’s easy to feel victimized. ‘Poor me!’ That’s not a fact – that’s a choice.

Experiment with your life to explore how much your mind is your jailer. Simply let go of the ‘oh woe’ kinds of thoughts. Silence your mind. Be right here, right now. Decide what you will do now and do it, without buying in to the mind’s sob story. When one task is done, you can then choose another.

Allowing the mind to agonize about the size of the ‘to do’ list just makes us tired before we even get started. It doesn’t have to be this way.

“Don’t water your weeds.”

Harvey Mackay


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

– Robert Louis Stevenson


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

– Cecile M. Springer


Look to the future with curiosity as a replacement for fear.

– Teacher Michael


But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

– Albert Camus


When you come right down to it, the secret of having it all, is loving it all.

– Dr. Joyce Brothers


Live the questions now. Perhaps, then, someday far into the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.

– Rainer Maria Rilke


Keep your mind open to change all the time. Welcome it. Court it. It is only by examining and reexamining your opinions and ideas that you can progress.

– Dale Carnegie


Sit just to sit. And why not sit? You have to sit sometime, and so you may as well really sit, and be altogether here. Otherwise the mind wanders away from the matter at hand, and away from the present. Even to think through the implications of the present is to avoid the present moment completely.

– Alan Watts


The aphorism, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is,” embraces the whole of man’s being. It is so comprehensive that it reaches out to every condition and circumstance of life. A man is literally what he thinks. His character is the sum of his thoughts.

– James Allen


Man is so made that whenever anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.

– Jean de la Fontaine


When we are aware that each moment of each day, each gesture and step we take is truly mystical and full of wonder, we will live our lives with greater thought and care. We will also have greater respect and appreciation for the lives of others.

– Daisaku Ikeda


You are what your deep driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed, so is your destiny.

– The Upanishads


Peace is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it.

– Thomas Merton


My Father taught me how to be a man – and not by instilling in me a sense of machismo or an agenda of dominance. He taught me that a real man doesn’t take, he gives; he doesn’t use force, he uses logic; doesn’t play the role of trouble-maker, but rather, trouble-shooter; and most importantly, a real man is defined by what’s in his heart, not his pants.

– Kevin Smith06/19/2007

There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.

A thought, in this substance, produces the thing that is imaged by the thought.

Man can form things in his thought, and, by impressing his thought upon formless substance, can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.

– Wallace Wattles


What God wants is that you should make the most of yourself, for yourself, and for others; and you can help others more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.

– Wallace Wattles


To think health when surrounded by the appearances of disease, or to think riches when in the midst of appearances of poverty, requires power; but he who acquires this power becomes a Master Mind. He can conquer fate; he can have what he wants.

– Wallace Wattles


The universe is a great Living Presence, always moving inherently toward more life and fuller functioning.

– Wallace Wattles


No man is poor because nature is poor, or because there is not enough to go around.

– Wallace Wattles


Everything you see on earth is made from one original substance, out of which all things proceed.

– Wallace Wattles


The visible supply is practically inexhaustible; and the invisible supply really IS inexhaustible.

– Wallace Wattles


There is abundance of opportunity for the man who will go with the tide, instead of trying to swim against it.

– Wallace Wattles


The purpose of Nature is the advancement and unfoldment of life; and every man should have all that can contribute to the power; elegance, beauty, and richness of life.

– Wallace Wattles


Whatever may be said in praise of poverty, the fact remains that it is not possible to live a really complete or successful life unless one is rich.

– Wallace Wattles


Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.

– Erich Fromm


Happiness doesn’t exist on the far side of distant mountains. It is within you, yourself. Not you, however, sitting in idle passivity. It is to be found in the vibrant dynamism of your own life as you struggle to challenge and overcome one obstacle after another, as you clamber up a perilous ridge in pursuit of that which lies beyond.

– Daisaku Ikeda


Discovery consists in seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.

– Albert Szent-Gyorgyi


The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he’s always doing both.

– James A. Michener


Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.

– Charlotte Bronte


There are two kinds of people in the world: those who come into a room and say, “Here I am!” and those who come in and say, “Ah, there you are!”

– Anonymous


Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.

– Bergen Evans (On USA’s Memorial Day)


Sometimes I think we’re alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we’re not. In either case, the idea is quite staggering.

– Arthur C. Clarke


Freedom doesn’t mean the absence of all restrictions. It means possessing unshakable conviction in the face of any obstacle. This is true freedom.

– Daisaku Ikeda


We find comfort among those who agree with us – growth among those who don’t.

– Frank A. Clark


Great Spirit, grant that I may not criticize my neighbor until I have walked a mile in his moccasins.

– Native American saying


Dying is no accomplishment; we all do that. Living is the thing.

– Red Smith


As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge.

– Henry van Dyke


Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

– Frank Outlaw

05/16/2007One thought follows another without interruption. But if you allow these thoughts to link up to a chain, you put yourself in bondage.

– Zen Saying


What matters is that you become a brilliant beacon, shining with joy and happiness, and live your life with confidence and courage.

– Daisaku Ikeda

05/14/2007Make it a point to do something every day that you don’t want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing our duty without pain.

– Mark Twain

05/11/2007Truth is not a crystal you can stash away in your pocket, it is an infinite liquid into which you fall.

– Robert von Musil

05/10/2007Facing it – always facing it – that’s the way to get through. Face it!

– Joseph Conrad

05/09/2007Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.

– Marie Curie


When your determination changes, everything will begin to move in the direction you desire. The moment you resolve to be victorious, every nerve and fiber in your being will immediately orient itself toward your success.

– Daisaku Ikeda


One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything every night before you go to bed.

– quoted by Ann Landers

05/04/2007There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.

– Henry David Thoreau

05/03/2007Consider how much more you suffer from your anger and grief than from the very things for which you are angry and grieved.

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus


Many live in the ivory tower called reality; they never venture on the open sea of thought.

– Francois Gautier


The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

– William James

04/30/2007The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.

– G. K. Chesterton


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

– Marcel Proust


Dare to be naïve.

– R. Buckminster Fuller


Do not eat the bread of a miser, nor desire his delicacies; for as he thinks in his heart, so is he.

– Proverbs 23:6-7, NKJV


Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

– Abraham Lincoln


We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.

– Arthur Schopenhauer


If one is too lazy to think, too vain to do a thing badly, too cowardly to admit it, one will never attain wisdom.

– Cyril Connolly


We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.

– Frank Tibolt


Your thinking is simply a reflection… of your heart.

– Doug Firebaugh04/17/2007

Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.

– Benjamin Disraeli


Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.

– Jonas Salk


Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.

– Stephen Covey


Step by step. I can’t think of any other way of accomplishing anything.

– Michael Jordan


The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.

– Marcus Aurelius


Opportunities? They are all around us… There is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it.

– Orison Swett Marden


If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.

– W. Clement Stone


Whenever one finds oneself inclined to bitterness, it is a sign of emotional failure.

– Bertrand Russell


Your sole contribution to the sum of things is yourself.

– Frank Crane


We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.

– Lucius Annaeus Seneca


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

– Lin Yutang


They [the good old days] were never that good, believe me. The good new days are today, and better day are coming tomorrow. Our greatest songs are still unsung.

– Hubert H. Humphrey


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


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


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


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

– Buddha


You can never have a greater or a lesser dominion than that over yourself.

– Leonardo da Vinci


A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can be cured only by the honesty of humility.

– Lawrence G. Lovasik


Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.

– William Makepeace Thackeray03/21/2007

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

– Rudyard Kipling


You’re never too old to become younger.

– Mae West03/19/2007

A problem adequately stated is a problem well on its way to being solved.

– R. Buckminster Fuller03/16/2007

A word once let out of the cage cannot be whistled back again.

– Horace03/15/2007

Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.

– James Dean03/14/2007

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

– William Allen White03/13/2007

The man who trusts other men will make fewer mistakes than he who distrusts them.

– Camillo di Cavour


Tact is the great ability to see other people, as they think you see them.

– Carl Zuckmayer03/09/2007

To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult of all.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe03/08/2007

The more at peace you are inside, the more lively your life becomes. The more secure you are spiritually, the more adventure you can embrace.

– A Teacher03/07/2007

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.

– Beverly Sills


Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into, the mind.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge03/05/2007

You may be surrounded with small enemies and be retarded by many obstacles, but the big things and the real things of this world and the universe are on your side.

– Jesus


It is better to wear out than to rust out.

– Richard Cumberland


Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy

– Gretta Brooker Palmer


Whatever you cannot understand, you cannot possess.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Maturity of mind is the capacity to endure uncertainty.

– John Finley


Defer not till tomorrow to be wise; Tomorrow’s sun to thee may never rise.

– William Congreve


If in the last few years you haven’t discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead.

– Gelett Burgess


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

– Charles Mingus


What the world needs now is for each of us to be who we truly are, and to bring our gifts into the world. Don’t hold back any longer. Be Present. Be You. That is enough. Really it is.

– Nancy Bishop


The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.

– Robert H. Schuller


Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.- Stephen Vincent Benet


Every person takes the limits for their own field of vision for the limits of the world.

– Arthur Schopenhauer


Change is inevitable, growth is intentional.

– Glenda Cloud


Young. Old. Just words.

– George Burns (at age 84)


What a man really has, is what is in him. What is outside of him, should be a matter of no importance.

– Oscar Wilde


See everything; overlook a great deal; correct a little.

– Pope John XXIII


Always let losers have their words.

– Francis Bacon


It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.

– Eugene Ionesco


No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.- Eleanor Roosevelt


Resolved, never to do anything which I should be afraid to do if it were the last hour of my life.

– Jonathan Edwards


Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

– T. S. Eliot


The more I examine the universe and the details of its architecture, the more evidence I find that the universe in some sense must have known we were coming.

– Freeman Dyson, distinguished physicist


It would be very difficult to explain why the universe should have begun in just this way, except as the act of a God who intended to create beings like us.

– Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time


Once the game is over, the kind and pawn go back into the same box.

– Italian saying


Lose your mind and come to your senses.- Fritz Perls


Trust is the crucial test of will creatures. Trustworthiness is the true measure of self-mastery, character.

– The Urantia Papers


The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

– George Bernard Shaw


Each day should be passed as though it were our last.

– Publilius Syrus (50 B.C.)


Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart.

– Meng-Tse


There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.

– European saying


The wise don’t expect to find life worth living; they make it that way.

– Anonymous


A man’s real worth is determined by what he does when he has nothing to do.

– Megiddo Message


We are tiny patches of the universe looking at itself–and building itself.

– John Wheeler (1911– ), physicist


An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly understood; an inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.

– GK Chesterton1/16/2007

If we do not rise to the challenge of our unique capacity to shape our lives, to seek the kinds of growth that we find individually fulfilling, then we can have no security: We will live in a world of sham, in which our selves are determined by the will of others, in which we will be constantly buffeted and increasingly isolated by the changes round us.

– Nena O’Neil


On a material world you think of a body as having a spirit, but we regard the spirit as having a body.

– The Urantia Papers


The more prohibitions you have, the less virtuous people will be. The more weapons you have, the less secure people will be.

– Lao-tzu


A consistent thinker is a thoughtless person, because he conforms to a pattern; he repeats phrases and thinks in a groove.

– Krishnamurti


Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

– Mark Twain


Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.

– Isaac Bashevis Singer


It is a fine thing to establish one’s own religion in one’s heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.

– D. H. Lawrence (1885 – 1930)


Today is a new life. Shut the doors on the past and the future. Live in day-tight compartments.

– Daleize=”1″>1/5/2007

Today is a new life. Shut the doors on the past and the future. Live in day-tight compartments.

– Dale Carnegie


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


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


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

– Abraham Lincoln


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

– The Urantia Papers

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