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Quotes January 31, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
“If you’re not really happy, don’t fake a smile on my behalf. I’d rather you spill your guts with tears every day until your smile is real. Because I don’t care about the show, the disguise, the politically correctness. If you’re in my life, I want you to be in your own skin.”
Stephanie Bennet-Henry
“In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it.”
Mitch Albom
“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.”
“The next message you need is always right where you are.”
Ram Dass
“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.”
Albert Einstein

Quotes January 30, 2019

There is a beauty in discovery. There is mathematics in music, a kinship of science and poetry in the description of nature, and exquisite form in a molecule. Attempts to place different disciplines in different camps are revealed as artificial in the face of the unity of knowledge.
Glenn Seaborg,
The dilemma of the critic has always been that if he knows enough to speak with authority, he knows too much to speak with detachment.
Raymond Chandler,
Try not to change the world. You will fail. Try to love the world. Lo, the world is changed. Changed forever.
Sri Chinmoy,
spiritual teacher
One’s ridiculousness increases in proportion as one denies it.
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos,
novelist, in “Les Liaisons Dangereuses”
And once he storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in.
Haruki Murakami
A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.
Christopher Germer
Explain your anger, don’t express it and you will immediately open the door to solutions instead of arguments.

Quotes January 29, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Daily Good

Earth’s crammed with heaven…
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
Albert Schweitzer
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
Benjamin Franklin
When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
Paulo Coelho
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Suffering = Pain x Resistance
Shinzen Young
Doing good holds the power to transform us on the inside, and then ripple out in ever-expanding circles that positively impact the world at large.
Shari Arison
Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.
Harold Kushner
Everything we love is what we must protect in the final moments while there’s still time. There is still time
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
There are 84,000 Dharma doors and they are all number one!
Ron Epstein
It’s when I got to college that I realized that, instead of getting to that stressed state and then using meditation to save myself, I found it was better for my health to use it on a daily basis.
Priya Shah
Nearly every book has the same architecture — cover, spine, pages — but you open them onto worlds and gifts far beyond what paper and ink are, and on the inside they are every shape and power.
Rebecca Solnit
What we get from each moment depends on the attention we give it, and the quality of our experience reflects the quality of our awareness.
Roger Walsh
See the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Mother Teresa
Presence is not an object. It is the openness that beholds it all.
Joan Tollifson
When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.
Malala Yousafzai
Community isn’t a particular lifestyle but a universal form of existence. We are community beings by our very nature.
Martin Winiecki
Give the wins away.
Greg Tehven
No one should ever compromise the dignity of another human being.
Sarah Addison Allen
Instructions for living a life.
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.
Mary Oliver

Quotes January 28, 2019

Speech should be fruitful as well as free.
Zechariah Chafee,
judicial philosopher
Being humble means recognizing that we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others.
Gordon B. Hinckley
There comes a day when you realize that turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
Zayn Malik
Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities, seize common occasions and make them great.
Orison Swett Marden
The people who drop you off at home and what until you get inside safely before driving off are the type of friends you need in your lie.
The only thing complaining does is convince other people that you are not in control.
We are very good lawyers for our own mistakes, but very good judges for the mistakes of others.
I choose…
To live by choice, not by chance;
To make changes, not excuses;
To be motivated, not manipulated;
To be useful, not used;
To excel, not to compete;
I choose self-esteem, not self pity.
I choose to listen to my inner voice, not the random opinion of others.

Quotes January 27, 2019

Courtesy of Claudia Hall Christian Everyday Kindness

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Be kind. It’s more than enough.
In our dreams, life is warm and golden. But in reality, life is everything — warm, cold, hard, easy, filled with morons and shining brilliance. All you have to do is be kind. Your kindness creates the warm, the golden in your life.
“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.” This was on the NYC Subway in sharpie on the concrete. The Ghandi say that it’s something he said, maybe. Who cares who said0 it? It’s truth is profound. Be kind to you. Let some of your grievances go .
You are made of the stuff of stars. Shine your light. Be kind.
As the day begins and as it ends, let’s ponder — were we kind today?
Breathe in. Breathe out. Be kind.
Whether we like it or not, change is happening all around us. How will you get through it? Be kind, first to yourself, and then to everyone else.

Quotes January 26, 2019

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.
Joyce Brothers,
Try not to change the world. You will fail. Try to love the world. Lo, the world is changed. Changed forever.
Sri Chinmoy,
spiritual teacher
One’s ridiculousness increases in proportion as one denies it.
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos,
novelist, in “Les Liaisons Dangereuses”
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.
Tim Notke
Forgive yourself for not having the foresight to know what now seems so obvious in hindsight.
Judy Belmont
We all have two fates. One is the result of whatever mess you were born into, and one is the result of deciding that’s just not f’king good enough.
Some days you just have to create your own sunshine.
You have to find something.
Something that anchored you, something that keeps you looking forward.
The things you do when you have nothing to do decides your fate.
Do more things that make you forget to check your phone.
You’re always one decision away from a totally different life.
The mind replays what the heart can’t delete.
Quotes & Thoughts

Quotes January 25, 2019

Courtesy of Marine Corps Association & Foundation

We make generals today on the basis of their ability to write a damned letter. Those kinds of men can’t get us ready for war.
LtGen Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller
I am They.
Gen Louis H. Wilson, 26th CMC
Being ready is not what matters. What matters is winning after you get there.
LtGen Victor H. Krulak to a Marine unit leaving for Vietnam, April 1965
They (Women Marines) don’t have a nickname, and they don’t need one. They get their basic training in a Marine atmosphere, at a Marine Post. They inherit the traditions of the Marines. They are Marines. 

LtGen Thomas Holcomb, 17th CMC, 1943
The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps.
LtGen A. A. Vandegrift, 18th CMC
The Marine Corps went from 15,000, which its strength was when I was Commandant, to approximately 400,000 when I retired, and more than that afterward, without losing its individual characteristics. It was the same Marine Corps. It was not different in any respect.
Gen Thomas Holcomb, 17th CMC
If the Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eaton, the Japanese bases in the Pacific were captured on the beaches of the Caribbean.
LtGen H. M. “Howlin’ Mad” Smith 1949
Fleets cannot operate without bases.
MajGen John A. Lejeune 13th CMC, 13 March 1920
I served in all commissioned ranks from second lieutenant to major general. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for big business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.
MajGen Smedley D. Butler, 1933
Any officer can get by on his sergeants. To be a sergeant you have to know your stuff. I’d rather be an outstanding sergeant than just another officer.
SgtMaj Daniel Daly 1873-1937

Quotes January 24, 2019

“We aim above the mark to hit the mark.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it.
Eliza Tabor
“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.”
Henry David Thoreau
“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.”
Jim Rohn
“The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.”
Thomas S. Monson
“There’s always failure. And there’s always disappointment. And there’s always loss. But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.”
Michael J. Fox
“Disenchantment, whether it is a minor disappointment or a major shock, is the signal that things are moving into transition in our lives.”
William Throsby Bridges
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You
“When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.”
“Joy is sometimes a blessing, but it is often a conquest. Our magic moment help us to change and sends us off in search of our dreams. Yes, we are going to suffer, we will have difficult times, and we will experience many disappointments — but all of this is transitory it leaves no permanent mark. And one day we will look back with pride and faith at the journey we have taken.”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“It was one of those times you feel a sense of loss, even though you didn’t have something in the first place. I guess that’s what disappointment is- a sense of loss for something you never had.”
Deb Caletti, The Nature of Jade
“Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy – the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.”
Eric Hoffer
“There’s an epigram tacked to my office bulletin board, pinched from a magazine — “Wanting to meet an author because you like his work is like wanting to meet a duck because you like pâté.”
Margaret Atwood, Negotiating with the Dead
“You really didn’t see the sadness or the longing unless you already knew it was there. But that was the trick, wasn’t it? Everyone had their disappointment and their baggage; only, some people carried it in their inside pockets and not on their backs.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves
“The strength of a love is always misjudged if we evaluate it by its immediate cause and not the stress that went before it, the dark and hollow space full of disappointment and loneliness that precedes all the great events in the heart’s history.”
Stefan Zweig, The Burning Secret and other stories

Quotes January 23, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Sacrifice is at the heart of repentance. Without deeds, your apology is worthless.”
Bryan Davis
“My biggest fear is that I’m not good enough. I have this voice in my head that I’ve been battling for years that says, ‘You’re not really talented enough. You don’t really deserve this.’ ”
Rachel Platten
“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.”
Dan Millman
“I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
Viktor E. Frankl
“A creative life is an amplified life.”
Elizabeth Gilbert
“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals.”
Pema Chodron
“Our practice rather than being about killing the ego is about simply discovering our true nature.”
Sharon Salzberg
“True love does not only encompass the things that make you feel good, it also holds you to a standard of accountability.”
Monica Johnson
“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a while, including you.”
Anne Lamott

“No amount of self-improvement can make up for any lack of self-acceptance.”
Robert Holden

Quotes January 22, 2019

I liked being half-educated; you were so much more surprised at everything when you were ignorant.
Gerald Durrell,
naturalist and television presenter
Ask yourself three questions … and you will know who you are. Ask: what do you believe in? What do you hope for? But most important — ask: what do you love?
Paullina Simons,
author, in “The Bronze Horseman”
My little brother just asked, “Why are people so nice to the people are about to die?”
And I told him that we want to make their last few moments on earth happy, and he told me “Everyone dies a little everyday and sometimes we don’t know when a person is going to die, so why isn’t everyone always nice, because we never know what’s going to happen to someone”. Wow
This is going to sound grim, but eventually, all our graves go unattended.
Conan O’Brien,
talk show host