"Where there is peace, God is." ~George Herbert

"Carve your blessings in stone." ~Anon
"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." ~William Penn
"Dictum sapienti sat est - A word to a wise person is sufficient." ~Cicero Ovid Seneca

"Words pulsate in the veins of my pen"™Leah C. Dancel


Arnold Palmer - life

"The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done." ~Arnold Palmer

Greta Garbo - life

“Every one of us lives his life just once; if we are honest, to live once is enough” ~Greta Garbo

Laurence Binyon - Lest we forget

"They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Lest we forget" ~Laurence Binyon

Violette Leduc - Summer


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"I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of the summer.
My bank of wild grass is majestic and full of music.
It is a fire that solitude presses against my lips."
~Violette Leduc

John Owen - life

"The vigor and power and comfort of our spiritual life depends on our mortification of deeds of the flesh." ~John Owen

Evelyn Scott - light

"To have one's individuality completely ignored is like being pushed quite out of life--like being blown out as one blows out a light." ~Evelyn Scott

Phillip Brooks Quotes

"Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones." ~Phillips Brooks

"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men [a stronger person]. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle." ~Phillips Brooks

"Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours. Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful." ~Phillip Brooks

‎"Happiness is the natural flower of duty." ~Phillips Brooks

"I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back." ~Phillip Brooks

"You never become truly spiritual by sitting down and wishing to become so. You must undertake something so great that you cannot accomplish it unaided." ~Phillip Brooks

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Charles Dudley Warner Quotes

“Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently .” ~Charles Dudley Warner

"Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough." ~Charles Dudley Warner

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Marie De Vichy-Chaconne - first step

"It is only the first step that is difficult." ~Marie De Vichy-Chaconne

Thought for Today - Unique Gifts

"Becoming aware of own gifts and those of others fills life with beauty. When I am aware of others' unique gifts, I can encourage them to develop them. Using my own gifts enriches others as well as myself. At times of need, I am able to draw on these qualities." ~Thought for Today-UK


Flavia Quotes

"Beautiful memories tell our story, and wrap themselves in ribbons of the heart." ~ Flavia

"Cut not the wings of your dreams, for they are the heartbeat and the freedom of your soul." ~Flavia

"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some move our souls to dance. They awaken us to new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom. Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints on our hearts and we are never, ever the same." ~Flavia

Dale Archer - foundation

"When you're always trying to conform to the norm, you lose your uniqueness, which can be the foundation for your greatness." ~Dale Archer

Thought for Today - Aim

"When water flows in one direction, it generates energy. The wind, when it blows in one direction, also generates energy. Sun rays, when focused, generate energy. In the same way, when we have an aim and objective, our actions become directed, focused. A current of consistent actions flowing in the direction of one's aim becomes increasingly powerful at each second. The intellectual capital invested in that will generate the dividends of increased happiness." ~Thought for Today-UK

Marsha Petrie Sue - attitude

"Non-participation gives us hardening of the attitude. Life goes on, and if we do not participate, life still goes on. If a negative attitude is not getting us where we want to go, then why not change the attitude? Reshaping attitudes is possible. Awareness is the key initial step." ~Marsha Petrie Sue

Edward Abbey Quotes

"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds." ~Edward Abbey

"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit." ~Edward Abbey

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D. Elton Trueblood - human life

"A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit." ~D. Elton Trueblood

Karen Clodfelder - change with age

"As we grow older together, As we continue to change with age, There is one thing that will never change. . . I will always keep falling in love with you." ~Karen Clodfelder

Robert Bridges - rainbow clouds

"I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds." ~Robert Bridges

Gail Blackman - Live WISE

“We are not victims by nature...we are programmed to be victims...for good reason...if we truly embraced our power, we would never be controlled. Live WISE~” ~Gail Blackman

Cotton Mather - talents

"Our opportunities to do good are our talents." ~Cotton Mather

Christina Stead - rich people

"If all the rich people in the world divided up their money among themselves there wouldn't be enough to go around." ~Christina Stead

Mohana Janam - altitude

"Attitude decides Altitude." ~Mohana Janam

Jeffrey Bernard - runaway

"One way to stop a runaway horse is to bet on him." ~Jeffrey Bernard

Lord Greville - courage

"Most men have more courage than even they themselves think they have." ~Lord Greville

Eugene O’Neill - life

"Man’s loneliness is but his fear of life." ~Eugene O’Neill


William C. Bryant Quotes

"A sculptor wields
The chisel,
and the stricken marble grows
To beauty."
~William C. Bryant

"All that tread, the globe are but a handful to the tribes, that slumber in its bosom." ~William C. Bryant

"Remorse is virtue’s root; its fair increase are fruits of innocence and blessedness." ~William C. Bryant

"The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within." ~William C. Bryant

"The little windflower, whose just opened eye is blue as the spring heaven it gazes at." ~William C. Bryant

"The moon is at her full, and riding high,
Floods the calm fields with light.
The airs that hover in the summer sky
Are all asleep tonight."
~William C. Bryant

"There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye;
There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by."
~William C. Bryant

"Thine eyes are springs in whose serene
And silent waters heaven is seen.
Their lashes are the herbs that look
On their young figures in the brook."
~William C. Bryant

"To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms, she speaks A various language." ~William C. Bryant

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Jeanne C. Stein - life


"Life may not be the party we hoped for... but while we're here we may as well dance." ~Jeanne C. Stein

"Life may not be the party we hoped for. But while we’re here, we should dance anyway." ~Jeanne C Stein


Jakushitsu - awakening

"Rather than spend aeons without an awakening, have no second thoughts."  ~Jakushitsu

Dr. Royal Lee - human civilisation

"One of the biggest tragedies of human civilization is the precedents of chemical therapy over nutrition. It's a substitution of artificial therapy over nature, of poisons over food, in which we are feeding people poisons trying to correct the reactions of starvation." ~Dr. Royal Lee (1951)

Thought for Today - Mindful Moments

"Most of us are of sound mind, but many of us have trouble maintaining a note of harmony and peace. Most of us know how to think, but few of us are able to control our thoughts. We all have the capacity to be creative, to image new ideas, but few of us are able to do it together and co-create in harmony with each other. We could all do with some mental training so that we may use the most powerful energy in the universe, the mind, which is always at our instant disposal. We can begin with mindfulness. It's a simple way to gently help our mind go where it is best to go, do what is the best thing to do. It begins by simply being fully aware of what you are doing. Mostly we are not fully aware, as our minds wander into the past and then into possible futures. We spend most of our time watching others and so rarely fully focus on what we are actually doing ourselves. Next time you sit down to a meal, watch your self. Be aware of only what you are eating. Every time your mind wants to wander, bring it gently and lovingly back to the action and sensation of eating. Then do the same when cleaning, when writing, when working. The more you do it stronger and more focused and more rational will be your concentration, the more natural will be your actions, the more peaceful you will feel, and the more relaxed you will be, no matter what you are doing." ~Thought for Today-UK

Emanouhl Quotes

“Fear of the unknown comes before understanding but wanting to know is followed by wisdom.” ~Emanouhl

“Sometimes I feel very tall even though in reality, I am quite small.” ~Emanouhl

Charles Ives - inspiration

“Every great inspiration is but an experiment.” ~Charles Ives

Mark Van Doren Quotes

"Bring ideas in and entertain them royally, for one of them may be the king." ~Mark Van Doren

"Wit is the only wall between us and the dark." ~Mark Van Doren

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John Kord Lagemann - ally

"Intuition isn't the enemy, but the ally, of reason." ~John Kord Lagemann

Bodhidharma Quotes

"If you don't find a teacher soon, you'll live this life in vain." ~Bodhidharma

"When your mind doesn't stir inside, the world doesn't arise outside. This is true vision and true understanding." ~Bodhidharma


Arkansas Patti - badge of age

"As acne and insecurity are badges of youth, pain apparently is the badge of age for some. I will learn to wear it proudly since it is not optional. If I am nothing, I am an adapter." ~Arkansas Patti, The New Sixty Blog

Aaron Copland - music

"To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable." ~Aaron Copland


"Generosity is a beautiful garden without wall." ~Anon
On Generosity

"A generous person always sends someone away happier than when they arrived." ~Anon

"A generous person lives in a generous world. A selfish person lives in a selfish world." ~Anon

"A generous person speaks more kindly to his enemies than an ungenerous person does to his friends." ~Anon

"A hand extended in generosity is stronger than one that is closed into a fist." ~Anon

"A simple act of generosity is capable of wiping out the lean years and makes the spirit shine again." ~Anon

"A world without generosity is no more imaginable than a year without its seasons." ~Anon

"Arise cheerfully and live the day in happy readiness to be generous." ~Anon

"Be generous with your heart. The more we spontaneously give, the more connected and enriched we will feel. What if we use each other as our living temples, and put our best offering foot forward to see what direction life points us? I believe that if we live in a state of offering — even if we think we have nothing to offer — life blesses us and we feel more at peace with who we are and what we have." ~Agapi Stassinopoulos

"Be smart if you can, funny if you want to, but be generous-that is essential." ~Anon

"Forcing people to be generous isn't humanitarian, effective, compassionate or moral. Only acts that are truly voluntary for all concerned can be truly compassionate." ~Harry Browne

"Generosity can be the first step toward cultivating a nurturing and compassionate heart." ~Anon

"Generosity does not measure; it just gives." ~Anon

"Generosity flows from a loving heart, not from a leather-bound checkbook." ~Anon

"Generosity is a beautiful poem without words." ~Anon

"Generosity is a higher revelation than philosophy." ~Anon

"Generosity is a network of invisible threads of kindness, linking us together." ~Anon

"Generosity is about being yourself in every thought and deed." ~Anon

"Generosity is clapping and cheering the person who got the breaks that you narrowly missed." ~Anon

"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." ~Kahlil Gibran

"Generosity is giving someone an inch and secretly hoping that they take a mile." ~Anon

"Generosity is impoverished by impatience." ~Anon

"Generosity is its own motive." ~Anon

"Generosity is like looking through a wide-angle lens that allows you a view of the whole of humanity." ~Anon

"Generosity is never a single act; it must be a continuum, a thousand small actions that bring about a slow transformation." ~Anon

"Generosity is not just something you do in your spare time." ~Anon

"Generosity is real when we make room in our heart for someone to grow." ~Anon

"Generosity is the feeling of smiling on the inside." ~Anon

"Generosity is the flower of justice." ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Generosity is the golden chain of good deeds that binds the world together. ~Anon

"Generosity is the oil which keeps the spirit burning." ~Anon

"Generosity is the only thing we can be good at without practicing first." ~Anon

"Generosity is the perfect solution to the puzzle of human existence." ~Anon

"Generosity is the rent we pay for living on earth." ~Anon

"Generosity is watering someone else's garden when you could be watering your own." ~Anon

"Generosity makes ordinary people extraordinary." ~Anon

"Generosity means loving people more than they deserve." ~Anon

"Generosity means opening your mind, even when it's empty." ~Anon

"Generous people make the best teachers because they share their knowledge instead of showing what they know." ~Anon

"Generosity provided the way out of every situation that has no way out." ~Anon

"Generosity removes the rust from the mind and allows our thoughts to shine through our actions." ~Anon

"Generosity walks hand in hand with vulnerability; it can make you feel quite exposed, if you're doing it right." ~Anon

"If you gradually open your heart, little by little you will discover that we find ourselves when we practice generosity." ~Anon

"In solitude, they will discover the love that might otherwise arrive unnoticed. 
In solitude, they will understand and respect the love that left them.
In solitude, they will be able to decide whether it is worth asking that lost love to come back or if they should simply let it go and set off along a new path.
In solitude, they will learn that saying ‘No’ does not always show a lack of generosity and that saying ‘Yes’ is not always a virtue." ~Paulo Coelho

"It takes a generous and courageous person to stand their ground when walking away would give them the greater benefit." ~Anon

"Lavishness lasts until the money runs out, but generosity lasts a lifetime." ~Anon

"Life without generosity is like a tree without blossoms or fruit." ~Anon

"Make generosity your religion." ~Abib

"No act of generosity was ever accomplished without two things: enthusiasm and humility." ~Anon

"No one is so underserving that a generous mind cannot find something to offer them." ~Anon

"Poverty might steal your wealth, but it can't touch your generosity." ~Anon

"Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out." ~Frank Clark

"Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present." ~Albert Camus

"Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways, it can change someone's life forever." ~Margaret Cho

"The generous person finds peace and then passes it on." ~Anon

"The highest manifestation of practical wisdom is a generous mind." ~Anon

"The most generous thing you can for someone is not to share your riches, but to guide them towards their own." ~Anon

"The secret of generosity is admiring without desiring." ~Anon

"The secret of generosity is when you use your extra energy to help someone else, rather than to get to the top first." ~Anon

"The whole secret of generosity lies in learning how to use your eyes, your hands, and your heart." ~Anon

"True generosity helps you rise above any anxiety about its outcome." ~Anon

"Watch lest prosperity destroy generosity." ~Henry Ward Beecher

"When it costs the most, generosity is worth the most." ~Anon

"When you're feeling generous, don't promise more than you can realistically deliver." ~Joanne Madeline Moore

"Where there is generosity there will be abundance even amid scarcity." ~Anon

"Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for generosity." ~Anon


"It's only the giving that makes you what you are." ~Ian Anderson

"Life isn't about getting and having, it's about giving and being." ~Kevin Kruse

"When you give without expecting anything in return, love and kindness is released into the universe on the wings of angels." ~Robert Clancy

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Daisaku Ikeda Quotes

"Each time you fall down, just get back up. If you can pick yourself up, you can also move forward." ~Daisaku Ikeda

“The determination to win is the better part of winning.” ~Daisaku Ikeda

"There are no greater treasures than the highest human qualities such as compassion, courage and hope. Not even tragic accident or disaster can destroy such treasures of the heart." ~Daisaku Ikeda

"What matters is the value we’ve created in our lives, the people we’ve made happy, and how much we’ve grown as people." ~Daisaku Ikeda

"When one takes action for others, one's own suffering is transformed into the energy that can keep one moving forward; a light of hope illuminating a new tomorrow for oneself and others is kindled." ~Daisaku Ikeda

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Harriet Beecher Stowe Quotes


"In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful; and the beautiful things that God makes are His gift to all alike." ~Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811 - 1896)

"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." ~Harriet Beecher Stowe

”The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.” ~Harriet Beecher Stowe

“The longest way must have its close - the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning.” ~Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin

"To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization…” ~Harriet Beecher Stowe

"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." ~Harriet Beecher Stowe

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James Whitcomb Riley Quotes and Poetry

"Dear Lord! Kind Lord!
Gracious Lord! I pray
thou wilt look on all I love,
tenderly today!
Weed their hearts of weariness;
scatter every care,
down a wake of angel wings
winnowing the air.
Bring unto the sorrowing
all release from pain;
let the lips of laughter
overflow again;
and with all the needy
O divine, I pray,
this vast treasure of content
that is mine today!

~James Whitcomb Riley

"The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come." ~James Whitcomb Riley

Claude M. Bristol - sweeping obstacles

“It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.” ~Claude M. Bristol

Ani Difranco Quotes

"I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap." ~Ani DiFranco

"My idea of feminism is self-determination, and it's very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself, and do whatever she needs to do." ~Ani Difranco

Mario Andretti - desire

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” ~Mario Andretti

Harry S. Truman Quotes

"I studied the lives of great men and women, and I found that the people who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work." ~Harry S. Truman

"Intense feeling too often obscures the truth." ~Harry S Truman

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” ~Harry S. Truman

"Start slow and taper off." ~Harry S. Truman on Advice / experience / wisdom

"The only things worth learning are the things you learn after you know it all." ~Harry Truman

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Thought for Today - Think In A New Way

"Your thoughts guide you to your destiny. If you always think the same you will always get to the same place. Think in a new way and you will be a new person. Give happiness to all and you will live in peace. Create peace in your mind and you will create a world of peace around you." ~Thought for Today-UK

Pat Riley - beyond winning

“A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.” ~Pat Riley on Winning

Reinhold Niebuhr Quotes

"Forgiveness is the final form of love." ~Reinhold Niebuhr

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” ~Reinhold Niebuhr

"Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone, therefore are saved by love." ~Reinhold Niebuhr

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Luke Poyner - enthusiasm

"If you have the desire, passion and enthusiasm to do something, nothing in the world will stop you." ~Luke Poyner

Liane Cardes - potential

“Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential.” ~Liane Cardes

Trey Patty - goal

“When the goal is in sight, all your physical pain disappears, and your mental determination shall carry you the rest of the way.” ~Trey Patty

Thought for Today - Changing Times

"It is wise to bend rather than to break. Those who change will get spiritual wisdom. Conversely, those who have wisdom will decide to change. Change is the first law of Nature. In fact, change is the mark of Time." ~Thought for Today-UK

Garry Marshall - mistakes

"It's always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile." ~Garry Marshall

Louis Camuti - handkerchief

“A cat determined not to be found can fold itself up like a pocket handkerchief if it wants to.” ~Louis Camuti

Agnetha Faltskog - path

“My path has not been determined. I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones.” ~Agnetha Faltskog

Chanakya Quotes

"A good wife is one who serves her husband in the morning like a mother does, loves him in the day like a sister does and pleases him like a prostitute in the night." ~Chanakya

"A man is born alone and dies alone; and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone; and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode." ~Chanakya

"A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first." ~Chanakya

"Do not be upright in your dealings, for you would see by going to the forest that straight trees are cut down while crooked ones are left standing." ~Chanakya

"Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution." ~Chanakya

"Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth." ~Chanakya

"Having a place to go is Home;
Having someone to love is Family;
Having both is a blessing." ~Chanakya

"He who lives in our mind is near though he may actually be far away; but he who is not in our heart is far though he may really be nearby." ~Chanakya

"Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness." ~Chanakya

"O wise man! Give your wealth only to the worthy and never to others. The water of the sea received by the clouds is always sweet." ~Chanakya

"Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune." ~Chanakya

"The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction." ~Chanakya

"There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind, and there is no happiness equal to contentment; there is no disease like covetousness, and no virtue like mercy." ~Chanakya

"There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth." ~Chanakya

"Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends." ~Chanakya

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Mike Conner - life

“Life is like a hand of cards. You have to play the hand you're dealt, you can't win by folding, and sometimes you must take chances in order to win…” ~Mike Conner


Max Ehrmann Quotes

"Go placidly amid the noise and haste." ~Max Ehrmann

"With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy." ~Max Ehrmann

Thought for Today - Serving Others

"The secret of finding deep fulfilment lies in serving others. The boss who looks after his staff and customers as he would his own family is a successful boss and a happy human being." ~Thought for Today-UK

Jesse Dylan - life

"When you awaken love and laughter in your life, your mind lets go of fear and anxiety, and your happy spirit becomes the healing balm that transforms every aspect of your human experience." ~Jesse Dylan

Robert A. Heinlein Quotes

"A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity." ~Robert A. Heinlein

"A motion to adjourn is always in order." ~Robert Heinlein

"Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy." -R Heinlein

"Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done." ~Robert A. Heinlein

"Human beings hardly ever learn from the experience of others. They learn, and not often, on their own, the hard way." ~Heinlein

"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own." ~Robert Heinlein

"May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live." ~Robert A. Heinlein

“The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.” ~Robert A. Heinlein

"You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once." ~Robert A. Heinlein

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J.M. Power - dreams

"If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up." ~J.M. Power

David Grayson - contentment

"Contentment, and indeed usefulness, comes as the infallible result of great acceptances, great humilities - of not trying to make ourselves this or that, but of surrendering ourselves to the fullness of life - of letting life flow through us." ~David Grayson

Blanche Richardson - reading

"Make a designated time for reading every day: Find a comfortable space, away from distractions of people and noise and daily pressures. There's evidence that reading lowers your blood pressure, and that reduces stress." ~Blanche Richardson

Fred Rogers Quotes

“If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” ~Fred Rogers

“If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” ~Fred (Mr.) Rogers

"In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers." ~Fred Rogers

"Listening is a very active awareness of the coming together of at least two lives. Listening, as far as I'm concerned, is certainly a prerequisite of love. One of the most essential ways of saying 'I love you' is being a receptive listener." ~Fred Rogers

“Music is the one art we all have inside. We may not be able to play an instrument, but we can sing along or clap or tap our feet. Have you ever seen a baby bouncing up and down in the crib in time to some music? When you think of it, some of that baby's first messages from his or her parents may have been lullabies, or at least the music of their speaking voices. All of us have had the experience of hearing a tune from childhood and having that melody evoke a memory or a feeling. The music we hear early on tends to stay with us all our lives.” ~Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember

"Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else.” ~Fred Rogers

“Whether we're a preschooler or a young teen, a graduating college senior or a retired person, we human beings all want to know that we're acceptable, that our being alive somehow makes a difference in the lives of others.” ~Fred Rogers

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General George Marshall Quotes

"Morale is a state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope."~George Marshall~

"When a thing is done, it's done. Don't look back. Look forward to your next objective." ~General George Marshall

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Walter Bagehot - life

"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." ~Walter Bagehot

James Conant - turtle

"Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out." ~James Conant

The Oprah Magazine

"The only thing better than walking down the street with a clutch of flowers is knowing what to do with them when you get home. " ~The Oprah Magazine, December 2005 issue

Thought for Today - Cheerfulness

"Cheerfulness keeps up the spirit of the one who possesses it, and brings a smile to the lips of others." ~Thought for Today-UK

Susan Santucci Quotes

"Expand your gratitude for everything in the world and you will discover more grace. Gratitude keeps grace flowing through your life." ~Susan Santucci

"You have within you all of the strength and wisdom you could ever need. Never doubt that. Never fear to draw upon it." ~Susan Santucci


Shad Helmstetter - You Are

“You are everything that is, your thoughts, your life, your dreams come true. You are everything you choose to be. You are as unlimited as the endless universe.” ~Shad Helmstetter

Eric Butterworth Quotes

"A true desire is not to have but to be. We are true creatures in potential, and the true purpose of desire is to unfold that wholeness, to become what we can be." ~Eric Butterworth

"Don’t go through life, grow through life. " ~Eric Butterworth

"God can only do for you what He can do through you." ~Eric Butterworth

"We are human in expression, but divine in creation and limitless in potentiality." –Eric Butterworth

"We don’t change what we are, we change what we think what we are. " ~Eric Butterworth

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Barry Lopez - gifts

"For so many centuries, the exchange of gifts has held us together. It has made it possible to bridge the abyss where language struggles." ~Barry Lopez

Andrew V. Mason - errors

"Admit your errors before someone else exaggerates them." ~Andrew V. Mason

Thought for Today - All Will Be Well

"Amidst the earthquakes of unexpected situations, the hurricanes of unreasonable behaviour, when fortune strikes against me, I will remain unmoved, knowing that finally all will be well." ~Thought for Today-UK

E. L. Doctorow Quotes

“History is the present. That's why every generation writes it anew. But what most people think of as history is its end product, myth.” ~E. L. Doctorow

“In the twentieth century one of the most personal relationships to have developed is that of the person and the state. It's become a fact of life that governments have become very intimate with people, most always to their detriment.” ~E. L. Doctorow

“Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you're doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing.” ~E. L. Doctorow

“We're always attracted to the edges of what we are, out by the edges where it's a little raw and nervy.” ~E. L. Doctorow

“We dress them [children] in the presumptions of the world. They are the bright small face of hope. They are the last belief we have, the belief in making them believe.” ~E. L. Doctorow

“Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake.” ~E. L. Doctorow

“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.” ~E. L. Doctorow (American Author and Editor, b.1931)

"Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go." ~E. L. Doctorow

“Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” ~E. L. Doctorow

“You can't remember sex. You can remember the fact of it, and recall the setting, and even the details, but the sex of the sex cannot be remembered, the substantive truth of it, it is by nature self-erasing, you can remember its anatomy and be left with a judgment as to the degree of your liking of it, but whatever it is as a splurge of being, as a loss, as a charge of the conviction of love stopping your heart like your execution, there is no memory of it in the brain, only the deduction that it happened and that time passed, leaving you with a silhouette that you want to fill in again.” ~E. L. Doctorow

“You could go for miles without seeing an end to the procession of troops and horses and wagons, ... An eagle aloft in the April winds high over the landscape would only see something iridescently blue and side-winding that looked like the floodplain of a river.” ~E. L. Doctorow

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Chuang Tzu Quotes

"First, gain control of the body... Then control the mind. Attain one-pointedness. Then the harmony of heaven will come down and dwell in you... You will be radiant with Life. You will rest in Tao." ~Chuang Tzu

"Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate." ~Chuang-Tzu

"Great understanding is broad and unhurried; Small understanding is cramped and busy." ~Chuang-Tzu

"In doing good, avoid fame. In doing bad, avoid disgrace. Pursue a middle course as your principle." ~Chuang-Tzu

"Let your mind wander in the pure and simple. Be one with the infinite. Let all things take their course." ~Chuang Tzu

"Pleasant and composed, he seemed content." ~Chuang Tzu

"The tree I planted in the village of nothingness must be huge by now." ~Chuang Tzu

"To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders." ~Chuang Tzŭ

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Thought for Today on Heart

"An honest heart is an open heart. If we are dishonest in any way with ourselves or with others, it means we are in hiding. There is a wall, a barrier behind which we conceal something of ourselves. Subtle tension will be our companion, and while most of us learn to live with it, it drains our energy and tightens our muscles. On the other hand don't be too honest with others - feel their pulse - sometimes others are not ready to hear what's in your heart. But know that when you are honest you will experience a level of inner relaxation that you had forgotten was even possible." ~Thought for Today-UK

"Have a heart so pure it can sweeten a sour mood and elevate a falling star." ~Thought for Today-UK

"I express my care and concern by responding to situations with a cool head and to people with a warm heart. If I remain aware that as fellow human beings we are all part of one family, and that even the smallest of gestures can make a difference in people's lives, I am always blessed with a caring heart. It takes so little to show that I care yet it can mean so much." ~Thought for Today-UK

Yellow Rose from dear old Nancy's garden
2 April 2012

"The heart is like a flower - unless it is open it cannot release its fragrance into the world. The fragrance of the heart is made up of the qualities and virtues of our spirit. Most of us have learned how to keep our heart closed in a world that would trample all over us if we let it. Being open hearted today seems to require tremendous courage. It is a courage which comes only when we realise that no one can hurt us, no matter what they say or do. They may hurt our body, but if we have realised we are spirit, nothing outside can touch us, if we so decide. Little by little, practice opening your heart to those you think have hurt you. Realise it wasn't them that hurt you, it was yourself. And it taught you not to trust and you closed your heart. A closed heart is in need of opening. And when you do, you will have begun to heal yourself." ~Thought for Today-UK

"To handle yourself, use your head. To handle others, use your heart." ~Thought for Today-UK

W.S. Merwin - silence

"Now all my teachers are dead except silence." ~W.S. Merwin

Earl Warren - law

"In a civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics." ~Earl Warren

Vince Passaro - books

"I look back now with amazement at the small accidents that put certain books before me." ~Vince Passaro

Stine in Ontario - letter

"A handwritten letter is a joy to receive!" ~Stine in Ontario, Canada (comment to my blog)

Sandy Carlson Quotes

"I learned early to cut and run. Later, I learned to stand and then to walk." ~Sandy Carlson

"I love it when it seems the sun seems to be melting through a rent in the canopy of blue and white, as if it preferred the sound and feel of the surf to the cold, vast openness of space. There's no end to wbat's wonderful about the sky, the beach, the possibilities." ~Sandy Carlson, Skywatch: It's Complicated

"Letters are fun and important. I find the hard part is holding the pen because I am so used to typing." ~Sandy Carlson, Blogger

Shelli Johnson - keep going

"Grab onto somebody’s hand, hold your breath, and keep going." ~Shelli Johnson

Oliver James - own terms

"Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for." ~Oliver James

Michael Jackson - world

"If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with." ~Michael Jackson

Cheryl Strayed Quotes


"But I wasn't here to keep myself from having to say I am not afraid. I'd come, I realized, to stare that fear down, to stare everything down, really...I couldn't do that while tagging along with someone else." ~Cheryl Strayed

"I felt something growing in me that was strong and real." ~Cheryl Strayed

"I only felt that inspite of all the things I'd done wrong, in getting myself here, I'd done right." ~Cheryl Strayed

"I walked all those miles, I learned all those lessons. It’s as if my new life was the gift I got at the end of a long struggle." ~Cheryl Strayed

"I was trying to find a new home in the world." ~Cheryl Strayed

"I'd walk and think about my entire life. I'd find my strength again, far from everything that had made my life ridiculous." ~Cheryl Strayed

"Of all the things I'd been skeptical about, I didn't feel skeptical about this: the wilderness had a clarity that includied me." ~Cheryl Strayed

"Perhaps being amidst the undesecrated beauty of the wilderness meant I too could be undesecrated, regardless of what I'd lost of what had been taken from me." ~Cheryl Strayed

"You will learn a lot from yourself if you stretch in the direction of goodness, of bigness, of kindness, of forgiveness, of emotional bravery. Be a warrior for love." ~Cheryl Strayed

"Uncertain as I was as I pushed forward, I felt right in my pushing, as if the effort itself meant something." ~Cheryl Strayed

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Steven Espinosa Quotes

"Don't waste your energy on being angry. Waste your energy on being happy, you'll sleep better." ~Steven Espinosa

"Enjoy each shower like it was your last, you'll never know when your life's water will end." ~Steven Espinosa

"Love commands the universe. Man only resorts to control when love is missing." ~Steven Espinosa

"Understand the simplicity of life and then you'll be enriched." ~Steven Espinosa

"Understand to love the qualities of life not the quantities." ~Steven Espinosa

"When you have an open mind the great idea comes right in." ~Steven Espinosa

"With every breath I take brings me closer to the day I will no longer be able to breath. I will embrace my new air." ~Steven Espinosa

Roger Nash Baldwin - deed

"The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention.— Roger Nash Baldwin

Nurse Arlene - miracle

"You are a miracle from the Lord, my answered prayer and love of my life. I pronounce blessings, prosperity and good health all the days of your life." ~Nurse Arlene


Debrena Jackson Gandy - joy

"Having more joy does not necessarily require a life overhaul—you may just need to create more space in your life for moments of joy." ~Debrena Jackson Gandy

Thought for Today - Freedom

"The true hero not only frees the self, but has the capacity to free others from their dragons. Ultimately freedom is something that cannot be gained through systems, roles, positions, ideas or relationships. It can certainly never be achieved by acts of violence in the name of "freedom and justice". Freedom comes as a result of responsible choices over time. Ultimately it is a state of being not action." ~Thought for Today-UK


"A calm heart is life to the fleshly organism." ~Unattributed

"A good conscience is a very soft pillow." ~Unattributed

"A lack of love causes many forms of sickness, if you wish to be healed, bring love to where there is none." ~

"A new broom always sweeps clean." ~Unattributed

"As long as we can see the same sky, breathe the same air, step on the same planet, then you and I are not impossible." ~

"Always trust your gut. It knows what your head hasn't yet figured out." ~(SFM)

“Be careful not to hurt people, they can begin to love you less. The pain you cause can chisel their hearts, until there's nothing left.” ~Unattributed from Maybe One Day

"Be thankful for everyone who comes into your life...even the difficult ones.You can learn something from every situation." ~Unattributed

"Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.' ~

"Don't let the judgment of someone who sits on a high horse make you doubt your purpose or keep you from pursuing your dreams." ~Unattributed

"Do not reopen the door that God has clearly closed for your own good." ~

"Every second brings a fresh beginning, every hour holds a new promise, every night our dreams can bring hope, and every day is what you." ~from Any Lengths

"Everyone grows in their own time!" ~Unattributed from Happiness with ease

"Find delight in lowliness of mind, and unpretentiousness of the heart! It has great value and is to be esteemed." ~Unattributed

"For me, happiness is knowing that I am strong, capable, confident, secure, loving, and compassionate; it is knowing that within me is everything I need to handle whatever life sends my way, and that not only will I be okay, I will thrive." ~Unattributed

"Get things positive in your mind and heart, and then keep them positive." ~Unattributed

"Give all you can then quit and replenish. Otherwise, you'll watch someone else walk away with you in their pockets." ~Unattributed

"In any relationship, the essence of trust is not in its bind, but in its bond. So hold the hand of the person whom you love rather than expecting them to hold yours." ~Unattributed

"In every drop of water, there is a story of life." ~Unattributed

"Joy is an attitude. It is the presence of love...for self and others. It comes from a feeling of inner peace, the ability to give and receive, and appreciation of the self and others. It is a state of gratitude and compassion, a feeling of connection to your higher self." ~Unattributed

"Knowing when to walk away, is wisdom. Being able to walk away, is courage. Walking away with your head held high, is dignity." ~Unattributed

"Ladies, never go for the guy who catches your eyes, but go for the guy that captures your heart." ~

"Life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can't see how deep it is." ~

"Life is like TWITTER. I just have to POST what I feel, RETWEET the good memories, DELETE the drama, and FOLLOW my dreams." ~

"Most of the pain that we are dealing with are really only thoughts" ~

"Never search your happiness in others, it will make you feel alone. Search it in yourself, you will feel happy even when you are left alone." ~

"Only gradualness is gentle enough to liberate long-standing tangles." ~

"Remember... even if everything is wrong in your life today, as long as you are alive with love in your heart, you will always get another chance to start over tomorrow. A new beginning...a new dream...a new hope." ~from Unique Quotes

"Small things are God's blessings." ~

"Sometimes music is all you need to make you feel better." ~ Unattributed

"The hurt will not go away if you cling to the memory of pain, you need to let go, and give life another chance." ~

"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance." ~

"The strength of a mind focused, can overcome the most arduous of obstacles to it's sought for achievements!" ~Unattributed by Ken Brown

"The talents of your heart are worth more than all the gold in the world, bring them forth fearlessly." ~

"The universal values of fairness became sacrificed to the greed of a few, in spite of rhetoric to the contrary, the feeling of unfairness became a feeling of betrayal." ~Unattributed from Maguid Maruhom

"True friends are always together in spirit." ~ Unattributed by Small Things are God's Blessings

"True wisdom comes to each of us when we realise how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us." ~

"TRUST the voice of inward guidance.. I Believe it's how GOD speaks to us." ~Unattributed

"What you give from your heart, it always comes back to the heart, for love always finds its way back home." ~

"When love is real, it doesn't lie, cheat, pretend, hurt you or make you feel unwanted. It's supposed to be a cure to all your worries." ~

"When nothing is left to say, it doesn't mean things went wrong. Sometimes, unspoken messages are better language of the heart." ~Unattributed

"When times are difficult, remind yourself that no pain comes to you without a purpose." ~Unattributed from Lita Yu Fernandez

"Within us all lies great strength but we don't always know it is there until being strong is our only option." ~Unattributed

“You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won't mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever.... connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.” ~Unattributed (from Poems and Quotes)


Unattributed by Arlene Collado

"You cannot upload love. You cannot download time. And you cannot google all the answers in life. So log out to the worldly deeds and just LOG IN to God. You will surely LIKE the status of your life. FAITHBOOK." ~Unattributed from Arlene Collado


Unattributed by Philip Reyes, FB

"A heart is like water that exist in many forms." ~

"Every man needs a woman when he's having a bad time, because just the game of chess, the queen protects the king." ~

"Friendship is like a book. It takes a few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write." ~Unattributed

"Friendship means understanding, not agreement. It means forgiveness, not forgetting. It means the memories last, even if contact is lost." ~

"Going to the gym will not make you slim as going to church will make you holy." ~

"How I wish I can learn to be a cat who can be content with so little and at the same time be so wise." ~

"I see myself as a crayon, I may not be your favorite color, but I know someday, you will need me to complete your picture." ~

"If someone seriously wants to be a part of your life, they will seriously make an effort to be in it. No Reasons. No Excuses." ~

"Not everybody is going to appreciate all that you do for them. You have to decide who is worth your kindness." ~

"Sleeping is hard when your mind is full of thoughts." ~

"The best way to knock a chip off a man's shoulder is to pat him on the back." ~Unattributed by Mr. Keith Curry, Glenroi Heights Public School, published in school newsletter 3 May 1994

"...the only reason people hold onto memories so tight is because memories are the only things that don't change when everybody does." ~

"Whatever you hear is never quite as interesting as what you overhear." ~Unattributed by Mr. Keith Curry, Glenroi Heights Public School, published in school newsletter 3 May 1994

"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child." ~Unattributed

"When you give yourself to someone who doesn’t respect you, you surrender pieces of your soul that you’ll never get back. There comes a point when you have to let go and stop trying with some people. If someone wants you in their life, they’ll find a way to put you there. Sometimes you just need to let go and accept the fact that they don’t care for you the way you care for them. Let them leave your life quietly. Letting go is oftentimes easier than holding on. We think it’s too hard to let go, until we actually do. Then we ask ourselves, “Why didn’t I do this sooner?” ~

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Thought for Today - Sparks of Purity

"Words! They are all around me! I see them. I use them. Harsh words, soothing words, biting words; words that give pain and sorrow; words that give joy and pleasure. They are vital to communication. When words are spoken there are reactions, negative or positive. Either thoughts are triggered or emotions fired or actions performed. Words colour our behaviour. And how lovely it is to hear words that are calm and free from rancour and aggression. To hear words that lift the soul and leave it with renewed vigour. Such words are the sparks of purity. It is important to remember that my speech indicates what is in my mind. As the thinking, so the words uttered. Mental calmness makes my words calm. A pure mind makes for pure words. It is said that speech may exalt someone to kingship or send him to the gallows. I should never let myself indulge in false, bitter and vicious speech. My words should reflect my true, inner nature, that of purity and peace. Words, once spoken, can never be recalled. They reverberate all around, beyond our control. Today, as I utter words, what effect will they have on those who hear them? Will they be the words that are poisonous and cause pain? Or will my tongue be like that of the nightingale, sweet and so, so very soothing and lovely to the ear?" ~Thought for Today-UK

Stephen Pierce - what you can do

"Never let what you cannot do stop you from doing what you CAN do!" ~Stephen Pierce

Lyn Karol - laugh

"Learn to laugh at your troubles and you'll never run out of things to laugh at." ~Lyn Karol

Kristin Gaudette - love

"The most fascinating people to meet are those who have conquered their own ego enough to understand the only real truth to life is love." ~Kristin Gaudette

John Donne Quotes

"God himself took a day to rest in, and a good man's grave is his Sabbath." ~John Donne

"No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee." ~John Donne

"Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle souls. For, thus friends absent speak." ~John Donne

"The day breaks not, it is my heart." ~John Donne

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Ralph Bunche - noble ideals

"Hearts are the strongest when they beat in response to noble ideals." ~Ralph Bunche

William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes

"A good laugh is sunshine in the house." ~William Makepeace Thackeray

"And my heart throbbed with an exquisite bliss." ~William Thackeray (British Novelist died 1863, his last words)

"It is a friendly heart that has plenty of friends." ~William Makepeace Thackeray

"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children." ~William Makepeace Thackeray
"Never lose a chance of saying a kind word." ~William Makepeace Thackeray

"Next to excellence is the appreciation of it." ~William Makepeace Thackeray

"Remember it's as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman." ~William Thackeray

"The world is a looking-glass, and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. Frown at it, and it will in turn look sourly upon you; laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly kind companion; and so let all young persons take their choice." ~William Makepeace Thackeray (July 18, 1811—December 24, 1863) in Vanity Fair

"To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best." ~William M. Thackeray on Love

"When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole." ~William Makepeace Thackeray

"When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise." ~William Makepeace Thackeray from BrainyQuote

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Pablo Casals Quotes

”Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel? You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.” ~Pablo Casals

"I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance." ~Pablo Casals

"It takes courage for people to listen to their own goodness and act on it." ~Pablo Casals

"The love of one's country is a natural thing. But why should love stop at the border" ~Pablo Casals

Marguerite Sallee - Vision

"To create real change in this world, you have to have a VISION, and you have to have enormous perseverance. You've got to be too stupid to quit. " ~Marguerite Sallee

Elwyn Brooks White - world

"I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." ~Elwyn Brooks White

Jacques Prévert Quotes

"Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it." ~Jacques Prevert

"Millions and millions of years would still not give me half enough time to describe that tiny instant of all eternity when you put your arms around me and I put my arms around you." ~Jacques Prévert

Mary Lou Randour - compassion


"The goal of compassion is not to care because someone is like us but to care because they are themselves." ~Mary Lou Randour

Wilam - true love

"We look forward to the time when the power to love, will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. The greatest science in the world, in heaven and on earth, is true love." ~Wilam

Ernest Renan Quotes

"Our opinions become fixed at the point where we stop thinking" ~Ernest Renan

"When people complain of life, it is almost always because they have asked impossible things of it." ~Ernest Renan

Daniel J. Boorstin Quotes

"Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know." ~Daniel J. Boorstin

"Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be." ~Daniel J. Boorstin

"The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth is not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge" ~Daniel Boorstin

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Robert Staughton Lynd - imaginary

"I sometimes suspect that half our difficulties are imaginary and that if we kept quiet about them they would disappear." ~Robert Staughton Lynd

Robert Earle Howells - thoughts

"Sometimes the loudest noise is the chatter of thoughts inside our heads." ~Robert Earle Howells

Mirabel Osler - gardening


"There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling." ~Mirabel Osler

A. K. Raha - love

"When you start loving what you are learning, it will no longer look like work. Everything will fall in place after that. Just fall in love." ~A. K. Raha

Thought for Today - Do It Now

"Why do we delay doing what we know we need to do? Is it because we feel we 'have to' to do it? Is it because we cannot clearly see the benefits? Is it because we will need to move some twigs in the nest of our comfort zone? Is it because we fool ourselves into waiting till we feel like doing it? Is it because someone else might be more advantaged than us? Is it because we are just plain lazy? It's probably a bit of all of those. But one thing is for sure - you've already done it in your mind! And as long as there is a gap between your thoughts and your actions then there will be an inner tension which is draining your power - whether you are aware of it or not. Do it, delegate it or dump it!" ~Thought for Today-UK

Federico Fellini Quotes

"Love me without fear, Trust me without questioning. Need me without demanding, Want me without restrictions. Accept me without change, Desire me without inhibitions. For a love so free. ..Will never fly away" ~Federico Fellini (1920-1993) Italian film director

“There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life.” ~Federico Fellini from Life Quotes

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Andre Agassi - special

"What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose." ~Andre Agassi

Jeremy Bentham - prose

"Prose is when all the lines except the last go on to the end." ~Jeremy Bentham

Aldo Leopold - conservation

"Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land." ~Aldo Leopold

Thought for Today - Give To Others

"Instead of waiting for others to give to me, I need to think about what I can do for others. Today I will think about being less dependent on other people and contemplate the talents that lie within me. The more I give to others, the more I will grow." ~Thought for Today-UK

Richey - grow wings

"First you leap, and then you grow wings." ~Richey, Nethugs

Leonard Cohen Quotes

"Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash." ~Leonard Cohen

"There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." ~Leonard Cohen

Vinoba Bhave - freedom

"The river flows at its own sweet will, but the flood is bound in the two banks. If it were not thus bound, its freedom would be wasted." ~Vinoba Bhave

Stephanie Dowrick Quotes

"Let life flow." ~Stephanie Dowrick from Heaven on Earth.

"LISTEN to the small, quiet voice within that only ever guides you with love and compassion. Let yourself receive the inspiration of beauty and kindness. Let yourself rediscover peace in your heart. And, from that secure place, meet whatever comes." ~Stephanie Dowrick.

"Whatever we pay most attention to becomes increasingly compelling in our lives. Know what inspires you. Choose where your thoughts take you." ~Stephanie Dowrick

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Thought for Today on Patience

"Being patient helps me to understand why things are taking some time." ~Thought for Today-UK

"Determination is the strength that will enable you to pass the barrier of useless thoughts in order to create positive thoughts and to be successful in whatever you wish. It comes from within and its partner is patience." ~Thought for Today-UK

"Patience teaches you not to push but rather to wait and appreciate the game of life instead, knowing that nothing remains the same, and everything will change at some point." ~Thought for Today-UK

"Patience is a reflection of the peaceful mind. My peaceful mind is able to cope with all situations without becoming disturbed and agitated. It calmly accepts the resolution of circumstances and, with this patience, acquires the power to deal with all situations." ~Thought for Today-UK

"The habit of telling myself off subtly shapes a nature of sorrow. Instead, let me talk to myself gently, with patience, as one would do to a child Self -transformation." ~Thought for Today-UK

"When I find that I am expecting too much from myself, I have to remind myself that I will achieve what I have to when I pace myself in the proper way. Trying to do too much at one time will only leave me exhausted and will achieve little. I need to learn not to rush things, but to tackle each task with care. Patience leads to greater success in the long run." ~Thought for Today-UK


William Londen - good health

“To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” ~William Londen


Amos Bronson Alcott Quotes

"Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators." ~Amos Bronson Alcott

"Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly." ~Amos Bronson Alcott

"The true teachers defend their pupils against their own personal influence. They inspire self-trust. They guide their student's eyes from themselves to the spirit that quickens them. They will have no disciple." ~Amos Bronson Alcott

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Pierre Corneille Quotes

"The manner of giving is worth more than the gift." ~Pierre Corneille, Le Menteu

"To win without risk is to triumph without glory." ~Pierre Corneille

"When there is no peril in the fight there is no glory in the triumph." ~Pierre Corneille

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Quotes on DREAMS and VISIONS

Photo Credit: Native Americans, FB

"Look to this day,
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision.
But today well lived,
Makes every yesterday a dream of happiness,
And every tomorrow a vision of hope,
So look well to this day." ~ Sanskrit
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"So come with me,
Where dreams are born
And time is never planned.
Just think Happy things
And your Heart will fly on
Wings forever in
Never Never Land."
~Peter Pan

"A book is a dream you hold in your hand." ~Neil Gaiman

"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work." ~Colin Powell

"A dream is the key that unlocks the mysteries of the waking world." ~Juliet Marillier

"A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and be comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown." ~Denis Waitley

"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality." ~John Lennon

"A goal is a dream with a deadline." ~Lynda Field (Life Coach)

"A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams." ~John Barrymore

"A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea. If he tries to climb out into the air as inexperienced people endeavor to do, he drowns." ~Joseph Conrad 

"A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities." ~J.R.R. Tolkien

"All our dreams can come true...if we have the courage to pursue them." ~Walt Disney

"All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream." ~Edgar Allan Poe

"As a man passes from dreams to wakefulness, so does he pass from this life to the next." ~Hindu Tradition

"As the sun slips below the horizon, drawing the covers over another day, I remind myself that you, like the sun, are still out there ... just out of sight. And maybe this night, I'll see you again in my dreams." ~Margaret Moss Painter

"At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable." ~Christopher Reeve

"At least once a day, allow yourself the freedom to think and dream for yourself." ~Albert Einstein

"Build a dream and the dream will build you." ~Robert H Schuller

“Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer.” ~Marcia Wieder

"Cut not the wings of your dreams, for they are the heartbeat and the freedom of your soul." ~Flavia

“Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Destiny plans a different route and fulfills the dream in ways we couldn't have expected." ~Ben Okri

"Die with memories, not dreams." ~from Thyme and Again

"Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so." ~Belva Davis

"Do not give up. Even when others do not understand. Even when you feel alone with your dreams. Even when the vision gets a little blurred... Your steps are ordered, and you are destined for greatness. You are stronger than your mind can conceive, everything you need lies within." ~LaKesha Womack

“Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.” ~John Wooden

"Don't let go of your dreams. If you have determination and belief in your dreams, you will succeed spite of your desire to let go." ~Catherine Pulsifer

"Don't let small minds convince you that your dreams are too big." ~Zig Ziglar

"Don’t tell people your dreams. Show them." ~Anon

"Dreams and intentions in sync with personal core values which are fuelled with passion and action create ultimate success and deep fulfillment. Goals are just the diamonds that can simply add sparkle to the journey, they are just the rewards along the way of living ones purpose. Ultimate success is inevitable when there is harmony at your core." ~Maz Schirmer

"Dreams are free but it is important to pray." ~Leah C. Dancel, 28 February 2012

"Dreams are free, so free your dreams." ~Terri Guillemets

"Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you." ~Marsha Norman

"Dreams are like stars; you may never touch them, but if you follow them they will lead you to your destiny." ~Anon

"Dreams are made of sand, sun and sea…" ~Anon

"Dreams are meant to be lived." ~Anon

"Dreams are pathways for the heart." ~T. William Watts

"Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us." ~Dave Turner

"Dreams are sweet when the heart is at peace." ~Leah C. Dancel, 18 November 2013

"Dreams are the journeys that empower the soul." ~Pam Brown

"Dreams are the seedlings of reality." ~Napoleon Hill

"Dreams are the touchstones of our character." ~Henry David Thoreau

"Dreams are thoughts waiting for permission to live." ~Kyle Reygel Perales

"Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions." ~Edgar Cayce

"Dreams are what guide us, art is what defines us, math is what makes it all possible, and love is what lights our way." ~Mike Norton

"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die tomorrow." ~James Dean on Dreams

"Dreams do come true for those who dare to believe in themselves." ~Bryant McGill

"Dreams de-center us from our everyday identity, pushing us towards a richer multiplicity of being.” ~Marc Ian Barasch

"Dreams don't just come true; they're created, planned and earned." ~Josh Cox, Twitter

"Dreams express what your soul is telling you, so as crazy as your dream might seem ... You have to let that out." Eleni Gabri-Madhin

"Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil." ~James Allen

"Dream with your heart and love with your soul." ~Anon

"Dreams must be heeded and accepted. For a great many of them come true." ~Paracelsus

“Dreams of innocence are just that; they usually depend on a denial of reality that can be its own form of hubris.” ~Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

"Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living." ~Anais Nin

"Dreams permit each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives." ~William Dement

"Dreams that do come true can be as unsettling as those that don't." ~Brett Butler

"Dream your dream; and realize that you are more than just the dreamer, you are the point of origin for its reality." ~Steve Maraboli

"Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is, and the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult." ~Julia Cameron

"Even the wildest dreams have to start somewhere. Allow yourself the time and space to let your mind wander and your imagination fly." ~Oprah Winfrey

"Every dream that you left behind is a piece of your future that won't exist." ~Steve Jobs

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." ~Harriet Tubman

"Every morning reminds me of all the wrong dreams I had been chasing all my life until I found the right one." ~Anon

“Follow your dreams, for as you dream you shall become.” ~Anon

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." ~Henry Thoreau

"Go to bed with a beautiful dream and wake up with a purpose." ~Nature, Love and Art

"God gives us dreams a size so big so we can grow in them." ~Anon

"God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal and awakens in man." ~Sufi Ibn Al Arabi

"Have a dream so BIG that you cannot achieve it until you grow into the person who can." ~Anon

"Hold fast to your dream and work each day to make it real." ~Anon

"Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." ~Langston Hughes

"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when dreams come true, there is life and joy." ~Proverbs 13:12 (NLT)

"I always have to dream up there against the stars. If I don't dream I will make it, I won't even get close." ~Henry J. Kaiser

"I'm an average guy, but I've got above average dreams." ~Burnell Cotlon

"I desired always to stretch the night and fill it fuller and fuller with dreams." ~Virginia Woolf, The Waves

"I dream my painting and then paint my dream." ~Vincent van Gogh

"I dreamt we were sailing down a perfectly still stream." ~Not Long Left from Poem Hunter

"I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams." ~W.B. Yeats

"I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream." ~Vincent van Gogh

"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past." ~Thomas Jefferson

"I live not in dreams but in contemplation of a reality that is perhaps the future."
~Rainer Maria Rilke

"I love the silent hour of night, for blissful dreams may then arise, revealing to my charmed sight what may not bless my waking eyes." ~Anne Brontë

"I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires." ~Kahlil Gibran

"I slept, and dreamed that life was beauty; I woke, and found that life was Duty." ~Ellen Sturgis Hooper

"I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time." ~Calvin and Hobbes

"I was not looking for my dreams to interpret my life, but rather for my life to interpret my dreams." ~Susan Sontag

"If it isn't worth it, then it is really your dream. Your true dream is always worth it, it's your destiny." ~Les Brown

"If one advances confidently in the direction of their dreams, and endeavors to live the life which they have imagined, they will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." ~Henry David Thoreau

"If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. Don't block your dream and allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith. Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears." ~Weedn

"If they don't know your dreams. then they can't shoot them down." ~J. Cole

"If you are ever going to reach the dreams that you desire, to reach you have to be willing to have the vision that no one else chooses to look from." ~From LIGHT and JOY

"If you can dream it, you can achieve it." ~Zig Ziglar

"If you can dream it, you can do it." ~Walt Disney

"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it." ~William Arthur Ward

"If you don't build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs." ~Tony Gaskins

"If you don’t have a dream, there is no way to make one come true." ~Steven Tyler

"If you follow your dreams and spend your life doing what brings you joy, you are more likely to find success" ~Richard Branson

"If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality." ~Roopleen

"If you have a dream, never give up! Dreams do come true." ~Yuichiru Miura

"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost. There is where they should be. Now put foundations under them." ~Henry David Thoreau

"If you have to speculate if someone loves you and wants to be with you, chances are they don’t. It’s not that complicated. Don’t waste moments waiting and wondering. Don’t throw away your time dreaming of someone that doesn’t want you. No one is that amazing, certainly not the one who would pass you up.” ~Donna Lynn

"If you trust your dreams with blind eyes and chase it with broken legs, then you can realise them." -awesomeaj.com

"If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up." ~J.M. Power

“Imagine you saw a colour in your dream, which you have never seen before. It doesn't consist of any colours or shades that you know. Trying to describe that colour would be as difficult as trying to belive that there is enough love & compassion in the world so every human can feel happiness.” ~Egor Kraft

"In bed my real love has always been the sleep that rescued me by allowing me to dream." ~Luigi Pirandello

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." ~Prof. Albus Dumbledore

"It is time to dream a new dream, begin a new life, but with a heart that's mended and stronger than ever before." ~Betrayed by Love

"Keep true to the dreams of your youth." ~Friedrich Schiller

"Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe." ~Gail Devers

"Let your dream devour your life, not your life devour your dream." ~Antoine de St-Exupéry

"Let your dreams be bigger than your fears, Your actions louder than your words and your faith stronger than your feelings." ~Anon

"Let your dreams change your reality, don’t let your reality change your dreams." ~Be your self

"Let your dreams lead you to where your soul knows it belongs." ~from The Spiritual Compass (Mindful Wishes) by Rebecca Baldwin

"Like dreams, small creeks grow into mighty rivers." ~Anon

"Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams." ~Ashley Smith

"Man is a genius when he is dreaming." ~Akira Kurosawa

"Many dreams have been brought to your doorsteps;
They just lie there and they die there".
~Mona Lisa

"May I have the courage today to live the life I would love ...to postpone my dream no longer. But do at last what I came here for and waste my heart on fear no more. " ~John O’Donohue

"May you fall asleep in the arms of a dream, so beautiful, you'll cry when you awake." ~Michael Faudet

"May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits." ~Harley King

“May your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.” ~Babz

"Morning may make us a bit tense, afternoon makes us tired, evening makes us engage, but only night makes us rest, so close your eyes and enjoy your dreams." ~Myrtle Vergotine, FB

"Most dreams are also part reality (otherwise we wouldn't believe them), and reality happens to be a condition that gives you plenty of chances through your life to rise to—no, soar through—the occasion." ~Leigh Newman

“Most of us dream, and those who don’t simply are not remembering them.” ~Robert Monroe

"Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the nervy that comes out of you." ~William James

"Most people who fail in their dream, fail not from lack of ability but from lack of commitment." ~Zig Ziglar

"Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway." ~Earl Nightingale

"Never let your fears be the boundaries of your dreams." ~Anon

“No one has the power to shatter your dreams unless you give it to them.” –Maeve Greyson

"No person has the right to rain on your dreams." ~Martin Luther King Jr.

"Nothing happens unless first a dream." ~Carl Sandburg

"Nurture ideas and dreams by keeping a journal for thoughts and reflections. Try writing a letter to the future you." ~Ezine Articles, twitter, June 2012

"Only an open heart will catch a dream." ~from Native American

"Only dreams give birth to change." ~Sarah Ban Breathnach

"Our imagination is what life is all about. We dream and live our life in our dreams." ~MPW

"Pay attention to dreams; Angels of God often speak directly to our hearts when we are asleep." ~from Semplice Abbondanza

"Pursue your dreams and be a kind person in the process." ~from Inspire More dot com

"Pursue your dreams. You will be amazed about what you can achieve." ~Unattributed by Jessi Line

"Raise your head up. Go forward believing; look up and expect the answers to happen, and leave them to the power of the will of God. If your dreams don't come true don't get depressed and most of all don't lose hope. Always remember that God may be preparing a better dream for you to fulfill. Remember also that in every failure and success there is always a reason. When God closes one door, He opens another." ~Cathy Marquez

"Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal." ~Pamela Vaull Starr

"Saddle your dreams before you ride 'em." ~Mary Webb

"Sensitive people suffer more, but they love more and dream more." ~Augusto Cury

"So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land." ~Peter Pan

"So many of our DREAMS at first seem Impossible, then they seem Improbable, and then when we Summon the Will, they soon become Inevitable." ~Christopher Reeve

"Somewhere inside you still lives a dreamer who is ready to dream again." ~Zoe Zantamata

"Success comes from having dreams that are bigger than your fears." ~Terry Litwiller

"Suffering means you just had a bad dream.
Happiness means you just had a good dream.
Enlightenment means getting out of the dream all together." ~Jed McKenna

"Take a stand and put some power behind your dreams!" ~Sherri Bishop

"Take those quiet moments to dream, ponder and wonder." ~Mark Lipinski

“The anchor of all my dreams is the collective wisdom of mankind as a whole.” ~Nelson Mandela

“The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams. It is alive as dreams are alive, more real than real … for a moment at least … that long magic moment before we wake.” ~George Raymond Richard Martin

"The challenge is to believe your dreams in the center of illusion." ~Emmanuel (Pat Rodegast)

“The dream reveals the reality which conception lags behind. That is the horror of life -- the terror of art.” ~Franz Kafka

"The dreams of the broken are mightier than the wishes of the dead." ~Dodinsky

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

"The meaning of our dreams oftentimes relates to things we are needing to understand about ourselves and the world around us.” ~Jeffrey Sumber, Psychotherapist

"The moment of enlightenment is when a person's dreams of possibilities become images of probabilities." ~Vic Braden on Dreams

"The only dream worth having is to live while you're alive and die only when you're dead." ~Arundhati Roy

"The only thing that can bring happiness is waking up from the dream like reality we all live in to the ever lasting bliss of full enlightenment." ~Eric McNeish

"The poorest person is not one without a dollar but one without dream." ~Catherine DeVrye

"The thoughts of the day become the dreams of the night." ~Anon

"The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do." ~Sarah Ban Breathnach

"There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other." ~Douglas Everett

"There are those who dream and wish and there are those who dream and work." - Jeune E. McIntyre

"There comes a time when you realize that everything is a dream, and only those things preserved in writing have any possibility of being real." ~James Salter, All That Is, from Vintage & Anchor Books

"There is no beginning or end to your dreams or plans. Life is a journey from moment to moment. Live it's moment to the fullest." ~Anon

“Think, dream and expect great things. For would you rather be correct in your perception? Or would you rather be exceptional in your life?” ~Christopher Babson

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." ~Anatole France

"To create the life of your dreams, the time has come for you to love You. Focus on Your joy. Do all the things that make You feel good. Love You, inside and out. Everything will change in your life, when you change the inside of you. Allow the Universe to give you every good thing you deserve, by being a magnet to them all. To be a magnet for every single thing you deserve, you must be a magnet of love." ~Rhonda Byrne

“To dream anything that you want to dream. That's the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do. That is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits. That is the courage to succeed.” ~Bernard Edmonds

"To embark on the journey towards your goals and dreams requires bravery. To remain on that path requires courage. The bridge that merges the two is commitment." ~Steve Maraboli

“To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity has become the moral duty of literature.” ~Ernst Fischer

"Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears." ~Les Brown

"Travelers repose and dream among my leaves." ~William Blake

"Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity." ~Khalil Gibran

"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort." ~Jesse Owens

"We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing." ~Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

"We all have our time machines. Those that take us back are memories, and those that carry us forward are dreams." ~Jeremy Ions

"We are that which dreams the whole world into existence." ~Adyashanti

"We dream to give ourselves hope." ~Amy Tan

"We need time to dream, time to remember, and time to reach the infinite. Time to be." ~Gladys Taber

"We spend most of our lives cutting down our ambitions because the world has told us to think small. Dreams express what your soul is telling you, as crazy as your dream might seem - even to you - I don't care; you have to let that out." ~Eleni Gabre-Madhin

"What I dream of is an art of balance." ~Henri Matisse

"What's your dream and to what corner of the missions world will it take you." ~Eleanor Roat

"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!" ~Goethe

"When a dream slips up, it turns into a nightmare... So hold unto it." ~Leah C. Dancel,

"When you're poor, you have nothing to lose and be afraid of. Holding onto the dream and having nothing to lose is what helped me succeed." ~Cesar Millan

"When you cease to dream you cease to live. -Malcolm S. Forbes

“When you dream alone, it is just a dream. When you dream with others, that is the beginning of reality.” ~from Camara (To dream and believe by Lito Banayo, Manila Standard dot net, April 5, 2017)

"When you focus on your dreams, set goals and take action you are able to create anything you desire." ~Don Miguel Ruiz

"When you have a sense of your own identity and a vision of where you want to go in your life, you then have the basis for reaching out to the world and going after your dreams for a better life." ~Stedman Graham

"When you make the dream of your heart a treasure of heaven, it holds an eternal value." ~Deborah Brodie

“When you stop having dreams and ideas - well, you might as well stop altogether.” ~Marian Anderson

"When your faith becomes stronger than your fears then your dreams can become a reality." ~Billy Cox

"Whenever you dream you have to be willing to dream at a level that others may not be able to see or believe in. You have to be willing to use your imagination, and then continue to develop goals and attainable results on a consistent basis to get where you only once dreamed to be. Make your dreams a reality, kiss the sky, never limit yourself to dreams that only others can see or understand." ~from LIGHT and JOY

"Where the will is strong,
There'll always be a way.
The dream goes on forever and a day."

"Why dreams are so important? Because in them it is where happiness is able to breathe and come to life." ~Roxana Jones, “Where Happiness Breathes”

"Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities." ~Sue Ebaugh

"You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith." ~Mary Manin Morrissey

"You can create your own dreams instead of snatching them from others." ~Leah C. Dancel, 18 November 2013

"You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one." ~James A. Froude

"You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream, you've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself." ~Diana Ross

"You may say I'm a dreamer. But I'm not the only one. I hope someday you will join us." ~John Lennon

"You never know how close you are, never give up on your dreams." ~Anon

"You're never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true." ~Richard Bach

"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens." ~Carl Gustav Jung


"A small decision can lead you to achieve a great dream." ~Victoria Martínez

"Be mindful of the words you speak.
Speak your dreams, not your fears". ~Tamara Star

“Being a dreamer is not lost on this world. This world is lost in the wrong dreams. It is only our golden shakes and heart-shaped shouts which can free us into another iteration. Wild one, your dreams ache and arch inside of you, they beg to tumble out.” ~Robin Lee from SC Lourie

"Hope is the dream of a working man." ~Aristotle

"I have crossed over to a place I never thought I would be. I am someone I would never have imagined. A secret. A dream. I am this, body and soul. Burn me. Drown me. Tell me lies. I will still be who I am." ~Alice Hoffman

"I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realised, than lord among those without dreams and desires." ~Khalil Gibran

"It is not facts, but that which we create in our imagination, that shapes our lives. Most of the conflicts of the day are due to the want of a little imagination to cast the beam out of our own eye. It is the exact and literal-minded who live in a fictitious world. By the control of our own imagination and wisely directed feeling, you can solve any problem." ~Neville Goddard

"Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age and Dreams are forever." ~Anon

"Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before." ~Audre Lorde

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.” ~Paulo Coelho, "The Alchemist"

"We are that which dreams the whole world into existence." ~Adyashanti

"We will hitch our stars on this man who you say is a threat to democracy because he speaks our language, he expresses our anger and he understands our dreams." ~Manny Piñol on RRD

"Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?" ~Leonardo da Vinci

"Yes, I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." ~Oscar Wilde

"Your imagination is very powerful. It never sleeps, and it is creating every instant. Once you have fully realized the power of your thought, when infused with emotion – when felt it as real, you can move and will remove mountains from your life. At first this is tempting to deny, because at first we are temporarily scared of the power that we are. For our limited thoughts have created our limited lives. Leave your fear behind and embrace the love that you truly are. Creating in love removes all your limitations, and reveals the glory of God - that is you." ~Neville Goddard


"A very great vision is needed and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky." ~Crazy Horse

"Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements" ~Napoleon Hill

"If we are going to do anything significant with life, we sometimes have to move away from it- beyond the usual measurements. We must occasionally follow visions and dreams." ~Bede Jarrett

"The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it." ~Pericles

“The mere possession of a vision is not the same as living it, nor can we encourage others with it if we do not, ourselves, understand and follow its truths................For centuries, others have sought their visions. They prepare themselves, so that if the Creator desires them to know their life's purpose, then a vision would be revealed. To be blessed with visions is not enough...we must live them!” ~High Eagle

"When you have a sense of your own identity and a vision of where you want to go in your life, you then have the basis for reaching out to the world and going after your dreams for a better life." ~Stedman Graham

"Your vision becomes clear when you look inside your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens." ~Carl Gustav Jung

Meaning of Dreams

"To dream of a SHIP symbolizes your awareness of your present state of mind and feelings. The type of ship reflects your current emotional state. A cruise ship implies that you are feeling satisfied and are in high spirits." ~Dreamforth

"To dream of TWINS signifies opposites and contrasts. It also represents good business, contentment, and loyalty. It may mean that you are either in an internal battle with yourself or in harmony with your different personas.
To see twins fighting in your dream denotes conflict between your conscious and unconscious psyche. It suggests that there are issues and problems that you are not resolving or have opted to neglect in your waking life.

"To dream that you are sailing in the ocean indicates that you are adept at handling confused or turbulent feelings." ~Dreamforth

"To dream that you see or are a BOY, when you are female, implies that you are in touch with the male traits of your personality. This dream may also symbolize how you feel about a prominent male in your life. Romantic feelings towards him may be transferring into your dreams. You may also be feeling nurturing and caring towards this boy.


"We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep."

~William Shakespeare, The Tempest

What is this world?
A dream within a dream - as we grow older,
each step is an awakening.
The grave the last step?
No - it is the last and final awakening.

~Sir Walter Scott, 1771-1832

Closer Than Ever

There'll come a morning
When we'll awaken
Closer than ever
Slowly but surely
Sooner or later
Closer than ever
Breathing the same air
Dreaming the same dreams
Closer than ever before

There'll come a moment
When I will hold you
Closer than ever
Fairy-tale romance
Princess and hero
Closer than ever
Like an old movie
Where strangers end up
Closer than ever before

All of a sudden
Just like a shower
Our love will flower
Life will have meaning
Worth living for
Worth dying for
There'll come a morning
When we'll awaken
Closer than ever before

~Bombay Dreams

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