Quotes June 06, 2017

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
 
 
Find a purpose in life so big it will challenge every capacity to be at your best.
David O. McKay
 
 
“Action and feeling go together . . . by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling.”
William James, Talks to Teachers on Psychology and to Students on Some of Life’s Ideals
 
 
“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 Frankl
 
 
“Forgiving someone doesn’t mean that their behavior was ‘OK.’ What it does mean is that we’re ready to move on. To release the heavy weight. To shape our own life, on our terms, without any unnecessary burdens. Forgiveness is pure freedom—and forgiveness is a choice.”
Dr. Suzanne Gelb
 
 
“Maybe the reason nothing seems to be ‘fixing you’ is because you’re not broken… You have a unique beauty and purpose; live accordingly.”
Steve Maraboli
 
 
I think most artists in their most personal, private moments in their studio ask, “Whats my purpose on earth as an artist?
Carl Cheng
 
 
Gratefulness is that fullness of life for which we are all thirsting.
Brother David Steindl-Rast
 
 
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
“For our duties and our needs, in all the fundamental things for which we were created, come down in practice to the same thing.”
Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain
 
 
The real fountain of youth is hidden in the imagination you draw upon to face everyday challenges.
Sophia Loren,
actress
 
 
“There’s only one very good life and that’s the life you know you want and you make it yourself.”
Diana Vreeland, quoted in The Unexpurgated Beaton by Cecil Beaton, forward by Hugo Vickers
 
 
“Setting the gently sloshing tank on the dresser, Ellsworth sprinkled in some food and spent a few minutes watching the little fish dart up and away from the surface, over and over again. Like always, it did something to him, something he could never quite figure out. It seemed to put one part of him to sleep and wake another part up, the part that sent ideas bubbling up and out.”
Janet S. Anderson, The Last Treasure
 
 
“Nothing is more graceful than habitual cheerfulness, which is always founded upon a peculiar relish for all the little pleasures which common occurrences afford.”
Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments
 
 
Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
 
 
The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are moments when we touch one another.
Like a sandcastle, all is temporary. Build it, tend it, enjoy it. And when the time comes, let it go.
Jack Kornfield

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