“If you make it a habit not to blame others, you will feel the growth of the ability to love in your soul, and you will see the growth of goodness in your life.”
Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar of Wisdom
“To hear complaints is wearisome alike to the wretched and the happy.”
Samuel Johnson, The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia
Wisdom demands a new orientation of science and technology toward the organic, the gentle, the elegant and beautiful.
Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.
When things aren’t adding up in your life, start subtracting.
“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”
“Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.”
“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”
When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.
There is nothing which we receive with so much reluctance as advice.
politician and writer
“The secret to change is to focus all of your energy
not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”
“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.”
Melinda Gates, Philanthropist
“Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic self. We must learn to respect them. We must learn to listen.”
Sarah Ban Breathnach, Author and Philanthropist
“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
Coco Chanel, Entrepreneur and Fashion Designer
“It’s the hard things that break; soft things don’t break…You can waste so many years of your life trying to become something hard in order not to break; but it’s the soft things that can’t break! The hard things are the ones that shatter into a million pieces!”
“Neurologists claim that every time you resist acting on your anger, you’re actually rewiring your brain to be calmer and more loving.”
“When you can’t look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark.”
“Don’t resist chances. Take them like vitamins”
Dance with God until he lets someone cut in
I don’t fear commitment, I fear wasting my time.
“There’s something in you that the world needs.”
If you want to feel rich, just count all the gifts you have that money can’t buy.
“Fear knocked at the door. Faith answered. There was no one there.”
“And suddenly all the love songs were about you.”
Good times become good memories and bad times become good lessons.
“The goal is to die with memories, not dreams.”
Life is like ice cream. Enjoy it before it melts.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough not to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
“Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-5
“They always say that times changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
Andy Warhol, in Warhol: The Biography by Victor Bockris
In the dark times Will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing. About the dark times.
“What if we chose to illuminate the things that unite us as human beings, rather than just the things that divide us?”
It’s a delusion to think that, if you’re an entrepreneur and you want to dedicate everything to your startup, you need to be always on.
Cofounder of The Huffington Post
Because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
Edward Everett Hale,
writer and clergyman
The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.