Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson,
“We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.”
“You can never get enough of what you don’t need to make you happy.”
“Joy is not in things; it is in us.”
Have compassion for everyone you meet…You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone.
Send your kindness out like sparks from a fire. Ignite someone else’s kind life.
Claudia Hall Christian
It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
Henry David Thoreau
Surrender is the inner transition from resistance to acceptance, from no to yes.
There are not strangers here. Only friends you haven’t yet met.
William Butler Yeats
When I see that my thought is incapable of understanding, that its movement brings nothing, I am open to the sense of the cosmic, beyond the realm of human perception.
Jeanne de Salzmann
The question you should be asking is, “Can I do one small thing tomorrow to make things a little bit better?”And the answer is almost always yes.
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Some people react to fear by seeking security, change, control. The rest accept the change and just go on about their lives.
When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you till it seems as if you couldn’t hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that’s just the place and time that the tide’ll turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe,
abolitionist and writer
The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity.
Every now and then a man’s mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.,
physician and writer
Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences.
A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.
Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.
A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.
activist and political leader
Google should make it so that looking up “Is Santa real?” With safe search on only gives yes answers.
Santa Is a conspiracy that runs so deep that almost everyone is complacent with it. We even go as far as hiring old men to pretend to be Santa just to keep up the facade.
What if Santa Claus is actually real and our parents just give us presents to hide the fact that we are on the naughty list?
Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.
“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.”
“One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us.”
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
“The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”
“Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”
“If I don’t train enough, of course I’m nervous.“
“If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.”
“Most disagreements are caused by different perceptions that created different realities.”
“I want to live my life without stress and worries. I don’t need to be rich or famous. I just want to be happy.”
To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.
Roy T. Bennett
There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans, and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, you do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else. Ignore logic, ignore the odds, ignore the complications, and just go for it.
Judith McNaught, Remember When
Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
Fall in love with some activity, and do it! Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’t matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough. Work as hard and as much as you want to on the things you like to do the best. Don’t think about what you want to be, but what you want to do. Keep up some kind of a minimum with other things so that society doesn’t stop you from doing anything at all.
Richard P. Feynman
Don’t be jealous of anyone. I guarantee you, if everyone walked into a room, and dumped their problems onto the floor, when they saw what everyone else’s problems were, they’d be scrambling to get their own problems back before someone else got to them first.
Kim Gruenenfelder, A Total Waste of Makeup
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
When you love yourself, no one can belittle you or make you feel worthless because in your own eyes you know you’re priceless.
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with assholes.
I seek opportunity — not security.
When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.
Diane Von Furstenberg
Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.
Robert Staughton Lynd
The holy passion of Friendship is so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.
When a woman like that whom I’ve seen so much, All of a sudden drops out of touch; Is always busy and never can, Spare you a moment, it means a man.
Alice Duer Miller
Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.
I’ve always said that in politics, your enemies can’t hurt you, but your friends will kill you.
It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like ‘What about lunch?’
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh