Quotes courtesy of Daily Good
One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Do I prefer to grow up and relate to life directly, or do I choose to live and die in fear?
In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
Lewis B. Smedes
The Zuni maps remind all of us that we, too, must take the time to deeply listen, to hear and share stories in which we and the land have equal voice.
Adam Loften & Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee
Some people say the longest path we will ever walk is from our head to our heart. What I call the path of Heartmindfulness.
Pancho Ramos Stierle
You are an important person just the way you are.
Fred McFeely Rogers
Huh, think about the circumstances before going after this person. Your time is valuable and it might be better spent.
Go after that person who said the offensive thing. Form a relationship with them. Invest.
And suddenly we find ourselves in the midst of the world, yet undisturbed by its multiplicity, for in our innermost soul we know ourselves to be one with all being.
A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more
Rosabeth Moss Kantor
The inner work can be so much harder than the outer work and so underrated. But its so necessary.
It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention.
Rachel Naomi Remen
Creative thinking inspires ideas. Ideas inspire change.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
A mind that has no walls, that is not burdened with its own acquisitions, accumulations, with its own knowledge, a mind that lives timelessly, insecurely – to such a mind, life is an extraordinary thing. Such a mind is life itself, because life has no resting place.
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.
Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets, but humbler folk may circumvent this restriction if they know how. To plant a pine, for example, one need be neither god nor poet; one need only own a good shovel.
We’re all just walking each other home.
Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.
Quotes courtesy of Daily Good
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.
Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.
Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.
The war… was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides.
Robert E. Lee
In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.
The sailor’s life is at the best a life of danger. He pursues honor on the mountain wave and finds it in the battle and in the storm, and never did more distinguished chivalry display itself than in the conduct of our seamen during the late war.
“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.”
“Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.”
“One remedy for the fear of not being loved is to remember how good it feels to love someone. If you’re feeling unloved and you want to feel better, go love someone, and see what happens.”
“Remember you were born of love, you are love, it exists inside you, that’s where it begins. When you know this you will have a happier life.”
“I know what it is to feel unloved, to want revenge, to make mistakes, to suffer disappointment, yet also to find the courage to go forward in life.” Tim O’Brien
“Be the love you never received.”
“Someday someone won’t be afraid of how much you love. They won’t stay on the shores; they’ll meet you in the depths.”
Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
philosopher and psychologist
Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
“It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Education is the movement from darkness to light.
There are two kinds of light — the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
A teenage boy had just passed his driving test and inquired of his father as to when they could discuss his use of the car.
His father said he’d make a deal with his son, “You bring your grades up from a C to a B average, study your Bible a little and get your hair cut.
Then we’ll talk about the car. ”
The boy thought about that for a moment, decided he’d settle for the offer and they agreed on it.
After about six weeks his father said, “Son, you’ve brought your grades up and I’ve observed that you have been studying your Bible, but I’m disappointed you haven’t had your hair cut. ”
The boy said, “You know, Dad, I’ve been thinking about that, and I’ve noticed in my studies of the Bible that Samson had long hair, John the Baptist had long hair, Moses had long hair, and there’s even strong evidence that Jesus had long hair. ”
The Dad’s reply: “Did you also notice that they all walked everywhere they went?
“Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.”
“You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.”
Mary Manin Morrissey
“Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods”
“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.”
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale
Look at light and admire its beauty. Close your eyes, and then look again: what you saw is no longer there; and what you will see later is not yet.
Leonardo da Vinci
You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world.
Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine.
“Life isn’t just about darkness or light, rather it’s about finding light within the darkness.”
“Just remember, a dark shadow need light to exist but light doesn’t need darkness to be luminous.”
“Love is not consolation. It is light.”
“Happiness is always there. You just have to choose to see it. There’s no point dwelling in the dark and ignoring the light of the stars.”
Carrie Hope Fletcher
“When the Sun of compassion arises darkness evaporates and the singing birds come from nowhere.”
We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.
J. K. ROWLING
Imagine a man in the Sahara regretting that he had no sand for his hour-glass.
G K Chesterton
“They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite”
It’s bad policy to speculate on what you’ll do if a plan fails, when you’re trying to make a plan work.
diplomat and political scientist
“Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly lies to the bone. Beauty dies and fades away, but ugly holds its own! Create and cultivate Inner Beauty that never fades away but grows and matures with Time!”
Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate
“Sometimes we must undergo hardships, breakups, and narcissistic wounds, which shatter the flattering image that we had of ourselves, in order to discover two truths: that we are not who we thought we were; and that the loss of a cherished pleasure is not necessarily the loss of true happiness and well-being.”
Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change — it can not only move us, it makes us move.
I don’t know what my path is yet. I’m just walking on it.
All the buried seeds crack open in the dark the instant they surrender to a process they can’t see.
The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power, but warm-heartedness.
“All I know is that my life is better when I assume that people are doing their best. It keeps me out of judgment and lets me focus on what is, and not what should or could be.”
“In the marketing society, we seek fulfillment but settle for abundance. Prisoners of plenty, we have the freedom to consume instead of the freedom to find our place in the world.”
Clive Hamilton, Growth Fetish
Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.
There’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
“Look for something positive each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.”
Talent is a gift that brings with it an obligation to serve the world, and not ourselves, for it is not of our making.
Teach me to treat all that comes to me with peace of soul and with firm conviction that Your will governs all.
The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.
I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.
“Your time is the one thing you can’t pawn off on somebody else. What do you want to be doing? Are you doing it?”
“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.”
Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Life would undergo a change of appearance because we ourselves had undergone a change of attitude.
The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.
How many people live on the reputation of the reputation they might have made!
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.,
physician and writer
Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery,
writer and aviator
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ”
If Dr. Seuss were reincarnated today, he would become a legend in the rap/hip hop world.
The “Spring Forward” thing would be a lot more popular if we moved the clocks ahead at 2PM on Monday.
Candles are just pet fires.
We dumb down our vocabulary to babies at a time when their minds are most capable of learning language.
There’s so many talented people we will never hear of because of their lack of confidence.
If you ever feel like nobody notices or cares about you, remember that there are 4 other members of Maroon 5.
If boys screamed at girl bands the way girls scream at boy bands it would be terrifying and hilarious.
Surgery beds are basically cutting boards for humans.
We live in a world where a can of nuts must say “Contains: Nuts”
College students don’t want to go to graduation ceremonies, but they go to please their relatives, while relatives don’t want to go but go to support the students; we should all just be honest and skip that ceremony and go out for pizza.
Teachers should be asking students to write short 1-page essays and dock them points for not being concise instead of requiring long 4-page essays. In everyday life, no one likes to read a wall of text.
In school the lesson comes before the test but in life the test comes before the lesson.
Life is just a really complicated exam, in which most people fail by copying from others, not realizing that everyone has a different question paper.
If people actually lived every day as if it were their last, basically nobody would ever go to work or school again.
The most unrealistic thing about Harry Potter is that the they eventually use all the skills they learned in school.
“The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong, but that’s the way to bet.”
Attributed to Damon Runyon
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.”
“The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.”
“Who dares, wins. Who sweats, wins. Who plans, wins.”
British Special Air Service (SAS)
“It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”
General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
“It is fatal to enter a war without the will to win it.”
General Douglas MacArthur
“Courage, an independent spark from heaven’s bright throne, by which the soul stands raised, triumphant, high, alone.”
What do hackers do on a boat?
Why was the IT guy in the hospital?
He touched the firewall.
Why do app developer’s have such high insurance rates?
They’re always crashing.
What is it called when an IT person gets surgery on their fingers?
Tech knuckle support.
Why do computers make such bad boxers?
Their bark is worse than their byte.
Did you hear about the woman whose daughter adopted a baby?
How does a computer get drunk?
It takes screenshots.
Do you know the band 1023 megabytes?
They haven’t had a gig yet.
Who is a computer’s favorite singer?
What’s the best way to learn about computers?
Bit by bit.
What is a computer’s favorite animal?
Why did the PowerPoint presentation cross the road?
To get to the other slide.
Why do people on Twitter tell me I’m always confused?
Because I don’t follow.
Why is everyone who works at the keyboard factory so rich?
They put in a lot of shifts.
Why doesn’t a computer’s car last very long?
They always have hard drives.
Why did the computer spy get fired?
She couldn’t hack it.
What did the eyewitness tell the cops after a computer robbed a bank?
It went data way!
Why are people afraid of computers?
Where do naughty disk drives get sent?
Why are spiders so good at the internet?
They know all the good web sites.
Why do programmers never run the AC?
They prefer to open windows.
What do computers do on a beach vacation?
Surf the net.
Why did the man get so sad his computer had a virus?
It was a terminal illness.
Why can’t an IT guy keep a girlfriend?
He turns them all off and on again.
Where do computers go to dance?