Tag: Wisdom

Quotes November 21, 2019

“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.”
“It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
 
 
 
 
“The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.”
Aesop
 
 
 
 
“Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness. “
Leo F. Buscaglia
 
 
 
 
“Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.”
Drew Barrymore
 
 
 
 
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
Lucille Ball
 
 
 
 
“A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.”
Andrew Matthews
 
 
 
 
“I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren’t more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.”
Kristen Neff
 
 
 
 
“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
Napoleon Hill
 
 
 
 
“Happiness is a state of activity.”
Aristotle
 
 
 
 
“The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton
 
 
 
 
If you can DREAM it, you can DO it.
“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”
Walt Disney
 
 
 
 
“Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.”
William James
 
 
 
 
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
Rumi
 
 
 
 
“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”
Dale Carnegie
 
 
 
 
“If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.”
Benjamin Franklin
 
 
 
 
“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”
Confucius
 
 
 
 
All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame them, it will not change you.
Wayne Dyer
 
 
 
 
I think copyright is moral, proper. I think a creator has the right to control the disposition of his or her works – I actually believe that the financial issue is less important than the integrity of the work, the attribution, that kind of stuff.
Esther Dyson
 
 
 
 
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Og Mandino
 
 
 
 
The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.
Charles Kingsleigh, Alice in Wonderland (2010)
 
 
 
 
None think the great unhappy but the great.
Edward Young,
poet
 
 
 
 
A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.
Liberty Hyde Bailey
 
 
 
 
“If you want to be successful, find out what the price is and then pay it.”
Scott Adams, author and creator of the Dilbert comic strip, on the price of success
 
 
 
 
“If you don’t get what you want, it’s a sign either that you did not seriously want it, or that you tried to bargain over the price.”
Writer Rudyard Kipling also on the price of success
 
 
 
 
‘Always be as honest as you can possibly be without hurting someone`s feelings and keep a good sense of humor.`
Velma`s advice to her children and grandchildren
 
 
 
 
The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Never give up. Great things take time. Be patient.
Unknown

Quotes November 12, 2019

“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.”
Catherine Ponder
 
 
 
 
“If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.”
Barbara De Angelis
 
 
 
 
“When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.”
Barbara Bloom
 
 
 
 
“Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.”
David Wilkerson
 
 
 
 
“You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.”
Julia Roberts
 
 
 
 
“’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”
Alfred Lord Tennyson
 
 
 
 
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
 
 
 
 
“Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.”
Leo Buscaglia
Words of Encouragement for a Happy Life
 
 
 
 
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
Marcus Aurelius
 
 
 
 
“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”
Dalai Lama
 
 
 
 
“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.”
Buddha
 
 
 
 
“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.’
If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.”
Chinese Proverb
 
 
 
 
“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.”
Soren Kierkegaard
 
 
 
 
“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.”
Dale Carnegie
 
 
 
 
“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
 
 
“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”
Bruce Lee
 
 
 
 
“The pleasure which we most rarely experience gives us greatest delight.”
“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”
Epictetus
 
 
 
 
“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.”
James Oppenheim
 
 
 
 
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.”
Robert Collier
 
 
 
 
“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”
Albert Ellis
 
 
 
 
“Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.”
“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”
Wayne Dyer
 
 
 
 
“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”
L.M. Montgomery
 
 
 
 
“Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.”
William Feather
 
 
 
 
“You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
Wayne Gretzky

 
 
 
 
“Every person has to love at least one bad partner in their lives to be truly thankful for the right one.”
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
“Just because it didn’t last forever, doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth your while.”
Unknown

Quotes July 28, 2019

It’s important to learn to laugh at ourselves, don’t take life too seriously.
Geri Halliwell
 
 
 
 
“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”
Leonardo Da Vinci
 
 
 
 
“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.”
Lyndon B. Johnson
 
 
 
 
“In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.”
Dalai Lama
 
 
 
 
“I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.”
Walt Disney
 
 
 
 
“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.”
Zig Ziglar
 
 
 
 
“Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.”
William James
 
 
 
 
“You can’t make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable.”
Deepak Chopra
 
 
 
 
“The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.”
Lee lacocca
 
 
 
 
“Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better.”
Harvey Mackay
 
 
 
 
“In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.”
Les Brown
 
 
 
 
“I’m a very positive thinker, and I think that is what helps me the most in difficult moments.”
Roger Federer
 
 
 
 
“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”
Colin Powell
 
 
 
 
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
Winston Churchill
 
 
 
 
“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so let us all be thankful.”
Buddha

Quotes July 27, 2019

Never sacrifice these three things:
Your family,
Your heart,
Or your dignity.
Max Lucado
 
 
 
 
Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, every day can end beautifully.
Kristen Butler
 
 
 
 
Surround yourself with positive people who will support you when it rains, not just when it shines.
Unknown

Quotes July 21, 2019

They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Andy Warhol,
artist, director and producer
 
 
 
 
Snatching the eternal out of the desperately fleeting is the great magic trick of human existence.
Tennessee Williams,
playwright
 
 
 
 
When we plant trees, we plant the seeds of peace and seeds of hope.
Wangari Maathai,
Nobel Peace Prize laureate, environmental and political activist
LinkedIn
 
 
 
 
Always try the problem that matters most to you.
Andrew Wiles,
mathematician who proved Fermat’s last theorem
 
 
 
 
What’s important is that you make the leap. Jump high and hard with intention and heart.
Cheryl Strayed,
writer
 
 
 
 
You can forget facts but you cannot forget understanding.
Eric Mazur,
physicist and educator
 
 
 
 
It’s human nature to stretch, to go, to see, to understand. Exploration is not a choice, really; it’s an imperative.
Michael Collins,
astronaut, crew member of the Apollo 11 moon mission
 
 
 
 
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
Arthur Miller,
playwright and essayist, in “The Ride Down Mount Morgan”
 
 
 
 
Talk is cheap. Words are plentiful. Deeds are precious.
Ross Perot,
business magnate, philanthropist, politician
1930-2019

Quotes July 14, 2019

It takes both sides to build a bridge.
Fredrick Nael
 
 
 
 
Dreams are made of your potential.
Lilly Singh
 
 
 
 
She was unstoppable. Not because she did not have failures or doubts, but because she continued on despite them.
Beau Taplin
 
 
 
 
Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
You don’t have to be perfect to be amazing.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Sometimes when you are in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but actually you’ve been planted.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
Be the person you want to have in your life.
Unknown

Quotes June 27, 2019

I hope they occasionally remember me … as that guy from ‘up north’ who appeared on the next barstool one Friday after work, asked about their job and life and hopes for the future, and thought what they said was important enough to write down.
Tony Horwitz,
journalist, author and 1995 Pulitzer Prize winner
1958-2019
 
 
 
 
Real magic comes from a brilliant idea combined with willpower, tenacity, and a willingness to make mistakes.
Lori Greiner,
inventor, entrepreneur and TV personality
 
 
 
 
It can be very expensive to try to convince the markets you are right.
Ed Seykota,
system trading pioneer
 
 
 
 
There never was a good war or a bad peace.
Benjamin Franklin,
author, politician and inventor
 
 
 
 
My mom used to say if [my brother] owned the business alone, he wouldn’t have any employees. If I owned the business alone, I would give it all away to the employees.
Curtis Blake,
businessman, philanthropist and co-founder of Friendly’s Ice Cream
1917-2019
 
 
 
 
If you’re hungry enough and believe in yourself, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish.
Teddy Vazquez,
owner of a legendary taco truck in South Central Los Angeles
 
 
 
 
Respect yourself, if you want others to respect you.
Adolph Freiherr Knigge, etiquette writer
 
 
 
 
Once you’ve weighed the possibilities, you have to take that final leap of faith.
Ted Turner,
media magnate and philanthropist
 
 
 
 
Nobody knows whether we were catalysts or invented something, or just the froth riding on a wave of its own. We were all three, I suppose.
Allen Ginsberg,
beat poet
 
 
 
 
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Alan Kay,
computer scientist
 
 
 
 
If I fail, I’m coming back. If I fail again, I’m coming back stronger.
Devean George,
former NBA player
 
 
 
 
I like the challenges of doing different things. It keeps things fresh for me.
James Iha,
guitarist with Smashing Pumpkins
 
 
 
 
Ethics is in its unqualified form extended responsibility with regard to everything that has life.
Albert Schweitzer,
philosopher
 
 
 
 
Hard work is often the easy work you did not do at the proper time.
Bernard Meltzer
radio host and city planner

Quotes May 23, 2019

Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul.
Walt Whitman
 
 
 
 
Take care of your inner, spiritual beauty. That will reflect in your face.
Dolores del Rio
 
 
 
 
Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.
Samuel Ullman
 
 
 
 
Spirituality does two things for you. One, you are forced to become more selfless, two, you trust to providence. The opposite of a spiritual man is a materialist. If I was a materialist I would be making lots of money doing endorsements, doing cricket commentary. I have no interest in that.
Imran Khan
 
 
 
 
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.
Eckhart Tolle
 
 
 
 
You can’t have a physical transformation until you have a spiritual transformation.
Cory Booker
 
 
 
 
Friendship has always belonged to the core of my spiritual journey.
Henri Nouwen
 
 
 
 
Part of spiritual and emotional maturity is recognizing that it’s not like you’re going to try to fix yourself and become a different person. You remain the same person, but you become awakened.
Jack Kornfield
 
 
 
 
I realized then that even though I was a tiny speck in an infinite cosmos, a blip on the timeline of eternity, I was not without purpose.
R.J. Anderson
 
 
 
 
The spiritual life is not a life before, after, or beyond our everyday existence. No, the spiritual life can only be real when it is lived in the midst of the pains and joys of the here and now.
Henri Nouwen
 
 
 
 
Soul is the central point of spiritual discipline.
Mahavira
 
 
 
 
God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.
Elbert Hubbard
 
 
 
 
When you connect to the silence within you, that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you.
Stephen Richards
 
 
 
 
We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.
Ray Bradbury
 
 
 
 
Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear and superstition. By the year 2050, when the conflict began, the world had fallen upon fearful, superstitious times.
Bernard Beckett
 
 
 
 
The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear.
Daniel Defoe
 
 
 
 
Big-heartedness is the most essential virtue on the spiritual journey.
Matthew Fox
 
 
 
 
When a man is willing and eager, the Gods join in.
Aeschylus
 
 
 
 
Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself. Herman Hesse
 
 
 
 
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from. Elizabeth Kübler-Ross
 
 
 
 
Be guided by Spirit and not driven by ego.
All1son 
 
 
 
If peace is our single aim in all we do, we will always know what to do because we will do whatever will protect and deepen our peace.
Gerald Jampolsky
 
 
 
 
Looking deeply at life as it is in this very moment, the meditator dwells in stability and freedom.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, man cannot live without a spiritual life.
Buddha
 
 
 
 
We are not human beings trying to be spiritual. We are spiritual beings trying to be human.
Jacquelyn Small
 
 
 
 
You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars, guides you too.
Shrii Shirr Anandamurti
 
 
 
 
Prayer is a friendly conversation with the One we know loves us.
St Teresa of Avila
 
 
 
 
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you really are.”
Carl Jung
 
 
 
 
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is.”
Albert Einstein
 
 
 
 
You can read books without ever stepping into a library; and practice spirituality without ever going to a temple.
ANTHONY DE MELLO
 
 
 
 
“You are never alone. You are eternally connected with everyone.”
Amit Ray
 
 
 
 
“The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware; joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.”
Henry Miller
 
 
 
 
On the spiritual path, all the dreck and misery is transformed, maybe not that same day, but still transformed into spiritual fuel or insight.
ANNE LAMOTT
 
 
 
 
“Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”
Helen Keller
 
 
 
 
“If you lose money you lose much, If you lose friends you lose more, If you lose faith you lose all.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
 
 
 
 
It is in our wild nature that we best recover from our un-nature, our spirituality.
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
 
 
 
 
No individual can ultimately fail. The Divinity which descends into humanity is bound to re-gain its original state.
N. Sri Ram
 
 
 
 
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Kahlil Gibran
 
 
 
 
Most importantly, the meaning of spirituality lays the seeds for our destiny and the path we must follow.
Dennis Banks
 
 
 
 
It is the inner life that is to spark the change in consciousness that will permit us to advance. Brother Wayne Teasdale

Quotes May 11, 2019

The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
Socrates
 
 
 
 
You have exactly one life in which to do everything you’ll ever do. Act accordingly.
Colin Wright
 
 
 
 
You may not be able to control someone’s negative behavior. But you can control how long you participate in it.
Kylo
 
 
 
 
Some days it just flows and I feel like I’m born to do this, other days it feels like I’m trudging through hell. Everyday I make the choice to show up and see what I’ve got, and to try to be better.
My advice: keep showing up.
Des Linden
 
 
 
 
I may be the black sheep of the family but, some of the white sheep aren’t as white as they try to appear.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Remember even our worst days have only 24 hours.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
There’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Some talk to you in their free time, and some free their time to talk to you. Learn the difference.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
There’s a thin line between confidence and arrogance…It’s called humility. Confidence smiles. Arrogance smirks.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Don’t count your friends when you’re on top of the world. Count your friends when the world is on top of you. It’s a more accurate count.
Unknown

Quotes May 06, 2019

“If you love something, love it completely, cherish it, say it, but most importantly, show it. Life is finite and fragile, and just because something is there one day, it might not be the next. Never take that for granted.

Say what you need to say, then say a little more.
Say too much. Show too much. Love too much.

Everything is temporary but love.
Love outlives us all.”
R.Queen, Darkchylde
 
 
 
 
“When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you. The misinformation will feel unfair, but stay above it, trusting that other people will eventually see the truth, just like you did.”
Jill Blakeway
 
 
 
 
Take the time to be kind. You can make all the difference in someone’s day.
Lucy Macdonald
 
 
 
 
You can tell how smart people are by what they taught at.
Tina Fey
 
 
 
 
Listen. Are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?
Mary Oliver
 
 
 
 
If you keep telling the same sad small story, you will keep living the same sad small life.
Jean Houston
 
 
 
 
If you don’t fight for what you want don’t cry for what you lose.
-a.h
 
 
 
 
Grow through what you go through.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
If flowers can teach themselves to bloom after winter passes, so can you,
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
You don’t get into something to test the waters, you go into things to make waves.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Never let the sadness of your past and the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Excuses will always be there for you, opportunity won’t.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
If you see your glass as half empty, pour it into a smaller glass and stop bitching.
Anonymous