"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


Jim Bishopr - Nothing is far away

"It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago." ~Jim Bishop


Sir James Dewar - parachute

"Minds are like parachutes — they only function when open." ~Sir James Dewar


Casquinha Capoeira - change

"We wake up every day with the will to change the world.....but we forget every day to wake up and be changed." ~Casquinha Capoeira

Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes

"A man is usually more careful of his money than of his principles." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

“A man must get a thing before he can forget it.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

"A mind that is stretched by new experience can never go back to its old dimensions." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

"A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

"But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Every calling is great when greatly pursued". ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1998/mpw

"Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it- but sail we must, and not drift, nor lie at anchor." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

"I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving; we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

"It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. quotes ...

"Man's mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimension."~ ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

"One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore! ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (Patriotism)

"Share the passion and action of your time, at peril of being judged not to have lived." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

"Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

"The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men - from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

"There are a good many real miseries in life that we cannot help smiling at, but they are the smiles that make wrinkles and not dimples." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

"There are many things which we can afford to forget which it is yet well to learn." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

"There's nothing that keeps its youth so far as I know, but a tree and truth." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

"To obtain a man's opinion of you, make him mad." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

"We do not quit playing because we grow old, we grow old because we quit playing." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

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US Quotes

"After every end there is a new beginning - that's truth beyond this earthly time." ~Ursula Steinhauser

"Faith stored in the heart helps my tears dry
Forever I keep it since now I know why." ~Ursula Steinhauser

Kevin Rudd - relationship and friendship

"A strong relationship, and a true friendship are built on the ability to engage in a direct, frank and ongoing dialogue about our fundamental interests and future vision."


"A true friend is one who can be a zhengyou, that is a partner who sees beyond immediate benefit to the broader and firm basis for continuing, profound and sincere friendship." ~ Kevin Rudd, Former Prime Minister of Australia

(Speech delivered - Peking University)

L Greer - value of spirituality

"One of the best ways to improve your chance to live longer is to recognize the value of spirituality in your life." ~L Greer, Minister

Sun-Young Park - chain of rainy days

"It is raining still. Maybe it is not one of those showers that is here one minute and gone the next, as I had so boldly assumed. Maybe none of them are. After all, life in itself is a chain of rainy days. But there are times when not all of us have umbrellas to walk under. Those are the times when we need people who are willing to lend their umbrellas to a wet stranger on a rainy day. I think I"ll go for a walk with my umbrella." ~Sun-Young Park

Janice T. Connell - inseparable friends

“Angels are inseparable friends, who bring strength and consolation to those who include them in their lives. In truth, angels are our best friends.” ~Janice T. Connell


Zig Ziglar Quotes

"A goal properly set is halfway reached." ~Zig Ziglar

"A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you really are!" ~Zig Ziglar

"A lot of people have gone further than they thought the could because someone else thought they could." ~Zig Ziglar

"A smile and kind words are always in season." ~Ziglar‬

"Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart." ~Zig Ziglar

"Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you can learn to do it well." ~Zig Ziglar

"Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, Give him yours." ~Zig Ziglar

"Desire is what takes the hot water of mediocrity and turns it into the steam of outstanding success." -Zig Ziglar

"Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come." ~Zig Ziglar

"Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember ~ the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you." ~Zig Ziglar

"Don't become a wandering generality. Be a meaningful specific." ~Zig Ziglar

"Don't do something permanently stupid just because you are temporarily upset. If you've ever been there just blink your eyes." ~Zig Ziglar

"Don't expect everyone to understand your journey, especially if they've never had to walk your path." ~Zig Ziglar

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

"Don't let the mistakes and disappointments of the past control and direct your future." -Zig Ziglar

"Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully." ~Zig Ziglar

"Embrace change, as long as it's taking you in the direction you want to go. Everything great that has happened in your life... happened because something changed." ~Zig Ziglar

"Eliminate as much negative from your life as you can. Focus on the positive and be thankful for even the smallest of blessings." ~Zig Ziglar

"Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes." ~Zig Ziglar

"Far too many people have no idea what they can do because all they've be told is what they can't do." ~Zig Ziglar

"F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.” ~Zig Ziglar

"Friends are the most important ingredient in the recipe of life." ~Zig Ziglar

"Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice" ~Zig Ziglar

"Hope is the power that gives a person the confidence to step out and try."- Zig Ziglar

"How you see your future is much more important than what happened in your past." ~Zig Ziglar

"If people like you they'll listen to you, but if they trust you they'll do business with you." ~Zig Ziglar

"If you aim at nothing you will hit every time." ~Zig Ziglar

"If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want." ~Zig Ziglar

"If you don't see yourself as a winner then you cannot perform as a winner." ~Zig Ziglar

"If you go looking for a friend, you're going to find they're very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere." ~Zig Ziglar

"If you have enough push, you don't have to worry about the pull." ~Zig Ziglar

"If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost." ~Zig Ziglar

"It's not how far you fall but how high you bounce that counts." ~Zig Ziglar

"It's not what happens to you that matters. It's how you respond to what happens to you that makes a difference." ~Zig Ziglar

"It is true that integrity alone won't make you a leader, but without integrity, you will never be one." ~Zig Ziglar

“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.” ~Zig Ziglar

"Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days." -Zig Ziglar

"Look back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down in compassion and up with gratitude." ~Zig Ziglar

“Many marriages would be better off if the wife and the husband clearly understood that they are on the same side." ~Zig Ziglar

"Many people have no idea what they can do because all they have been told is what they can't do." ~Zig Ziglar

"Many people spend more time planning the wedding than they do planning the marriage." ~Zig Ziglar

"Miserable people focus on the things that they hate about their life. Happy people focus on the things they love about their life." ~Zig Ziglar

"Money will buy you a bed but not a good nights sleep; a house but not a home; a companion but not a friend." ~Zig Ziglar

"Money won't make you happy, but everybody wants to find out for themselves." ~Zig Ziglar

"Most of the problems in life are because of two reasons; we act without thinking or we keep thinking without acting." ~Zig Ziglar

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

"Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there." ~Zig Ziglar

"Never let a stumble in the road be the end of the journey." ~Zig Ziglar

"Nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong." ~Zig Ziglar

"People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily." ~
Zig Ziglar

"Of all the attitudes we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing." ~Zig Ziglar

"Old ways won't open new doors." ~Ziglar

"Our children are our only hope for the future, but we are their only hope for the present and their future." ~Zig Ziglar

"Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission." ~Zig Ziglar

"People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily." ~Zig Ziglar

"People will come and go in life, but the person in the mirror will be there forever: SO BE GOOD TO YOURSELF." ~Zig Ziglar

"Positive thinking won't let you do anything, but it will let you do everything better than negative thinking will." ~Zig Ziglar

"Some people find fault like there's a reward for it."- Zig Ziglar

"Some people will test you. Some will teach you , but most importantly, some will bring out the best in you." ~Zig Ziglar

"Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful." ~Zig Ziglar

"Starting tonight you need to forget what's gone. Appreciate what still remains and look forward to what's coming next." ~Zig Ziglar

"Success is not measured by what you do compared to what others do, it is measured by what you do with the ability God gave you." ~Zig Ziglar

"Success means doing the best we can with what we have." ~Zig Ziglar

"Outstanding people have O'Brien thing in common: an absolute sense of mission." ~Zig Ziglar

"People do not wander around and then find themselves at the top of Mount Everest. You will hit what you aim at. If you aim at nothing you will hit it every time." ~Zig Ziglar

"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will." ~Zig Ziglar

"Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable." ~Zig Ziglar

"The biggest problem in communication is we do not listen to understand...we listen to reply." ~Zig Ziglar

"The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand, we listen to reply." ~Zig Ziglar

"The choice to have a great attitude is something nobody or no circumstance can take from you."- Zig Ziglar

"The darkest hour is just before dawn." ~Zig Ziglar

"The greatest part of life is simply enjoying it." ~Zig Ziglar

"The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times." ~Zig Ziglar

"The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more things you will have to express gratitude for." ~Zig Ziglar

"The way you see people is the way you treat people." ~Zig Ziglar

"There are many times when all someone needs is a hand to hold, an ear to listen and a heart to understand them." ~Zig Ziglar

"There will always be people in your life who treat you wrong. Be sure to thank them for making you strong." ~Zig Ziglar

"Time can be an ally or an enemy." -Zig Ziglar

"To make a difference in someones life you don't have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to care enough and be there." ~Zig Ziglar

"Try to look at your weakness and convert it into your strength. That's success." ~Zig Ziglar

"Turn the page and begin a new chapter." ~Zig Ziglar

"Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything." ~Zig Ziglar

"We don't pay the price for success, we pay the price for failure. We enjoy the benefits of success" ~Zig Ziglar

"What comes out of your mouth is determined by what goes into your mind."- Zig Ziglar

"What you do today can change all the tomorrow's of your life." ~Zig Ziglar

"What you get by achieving your goals is not nearly as important as what you become by achieving them." ~Zig Ziglar

"When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there." ~Zig Ziglar

"When someone we love is having difficulty and is giving us a bad time, it's better to explore the cause than to criticize the action." ~Zig Ziglar

"When you throw dirt you're doing nothing but losing ground."- Zig Ziglar

"Where you start is not as important as where you finish." ~Zig Ziglar

“Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.” ~Zig Ziglar

"You are free to choose, but the choices you make today will determine what you will be, do and have in the tomorrows of your life." ~Zig Ziglar

"You are not stick with either who you are or where you are. You can grow, you can change. You can be more than you are. " ~Zig Ziglar

“You are the only person on earth who can use your ability. It is an awesome responsibility. ” ~Zig Ziglar

"You are who you are and what you are because of what has gone into your mind. You can change who you are and what you are by changing what goes into your mind." ~Zig Ziglar

"You can appoint someone a title, but you can't give them the ability to lead!" ~Zig Ziglar

"You can change what you are and where you are by changing what goes into your mind." ~Zig Ziglar

"You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want." ~Zig Ziglar

"You can start where you are with what you've got and go to wherever it is you want to go." ~Zig Ziglar

"You cannot tailor make your situation in life, but you can tailor make your attitudes to fit those situations." ~Zig Ziglar

"You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one." ~Zig Ziglar

"You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles." - Zig Ziglar

"You don't have to be great to start but you have to start if you're ever going to be great." ~Zig Ziglar

"You've got to put something into life before you can expect to get anything out." ~Zig Ziglar

"You have to feed your mind daily with the good, clean, pure, powerful and positive." ~Zig Ziglar

"You may have made some mistakes and you may not be where you want to be, but that's got nothing to do with your future." ~Zig Ziglar

"You must manage yourself before you can lead someone else." ~Zig Ziglar

"You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life forever." ~Zig Ziglar

"You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win." ~Zig Ziglar

"You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success and endowed with the seeds of greatness." ~Zig Ziglar

"You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it." ~Zig Ziglar

"You will hit what you aim at. If you aim at nothing you will hit every time." ~Zig Ziglar

"You will never find a truly happy self centered person. they simply don't exist." ~Zig ‪‬‎Ziglar

"Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude." ~Zig Ziglar

"Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your actions do." ~Zig Ziglar‬

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Francis Gay - message

"The honeysuckle needs no voice to tell of its perfume. The burning stars do not shout to proclaim their glory. The grandest mountain stays ever silent. And this great old earth keeps turning. The more profound the message, the less the need for words." ~ Francis Gay, September 3, 1983; Author of The Friendship Book 1983.

Carl Sandburg Quotes

"I am an idealist. I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way." ~Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)

"In the night the cabbages catch at the moon, the leaves drip silver, the rows of cabbages are a series of little silver waterfalls in the moon." ~Carl Sandburg

"Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by." ~Carl Sandburg

"Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep." ~Carl Sandburg

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

"Poetry is an echo, asking the shadow to dance." ~Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)

"The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to." ~Carl Sandburg

"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you." ~Carl Sandburg

"Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes." ~Carl Sandburg

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Francis Gay - do for others

"Real happiness doesn't depend on wealth or poverty, good times or bad. It comes through what we can do for others."~ Francis Gay, The Friendship Book 1984


Julia Cameron Quotes

"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

"Faith is almost the bottom line of creativity; it requires a leap of faith any time we undertake a creative endeavor, whether this is going to the easel, or the page, or onto the stage." ~Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way

"I have learned as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do something. Say, instead, that you are doing it. Then fasten your seat belt. The most remarkable things follow." ~Julia Cameron

"It is cherishing ourselves that gives us strength." ~Julia Cameron

"Love is the substance of all life. Everything is connected in love, absolutely everything." ~Julia Cameron

"When I listen to love,
I am listening to my true nature.
When I express love,
I am expressing my true nature.
All of us love.
All of us do it more and more perfectly.
The past has brought us both ashes and diamonds.
In the present we find the flowers of what we've planted
and the seeds of what we are becoming.
Plant the seeds of love in my heart.
I plant the seeds of love in the hearts of others."
~Julia Cameron

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Leah Dancel - hitting three score

"I have passed my golden jubilee and now I have reached my silver jubilee. Happy am I because despite the huge gap between me and my children, one made it to provide me an adorable grandchild. That gives me a reason to be inspired and a reason to keep my crown silvery and unaltered as a proof that God hath blessed me." ~ Leah Dancel, on hitting Three Score.

William Irwin - huge dividends

"Learn to use ten minutes intelligently. It will pay you huge dividends."~William Irwin

Richard Wiseman - right state of mind

"Lucky people create, notice and act upon the chance opportunities in their lives. Being in the right place at the right time is actually all about being in the right state of mind." ~Richard Wiseman, PhD

Mary Manin Morrissey Quotes


"Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?" ~Mary Manin Morrissey

"Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion." ~Mary Manin Morrissey

"Whatever we give, whether it's love, time, talent or dollars, circulates back to us. As scripture says, "As you sow, so shall you reap." When we sow seeds of gratitude and joy, we take a percentage of all the good that comes to us and bestow it on the universe and we harvest a life of abundance, touching and transforming every aspect of our lives." ~Mary Manin Morrissey

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

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Samuel Ullman - springs of life

"Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind;
it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees;
it is a matter of the will, quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions;
it is the freshness of the deep springs of life." ~Samuel Ullman


Andy Lakey - happiness and hope

"Angels encourage us by guiding us onto a path that will lead to happiness and hope."~Andy Lakey~

Thought for Today - Your Vision

"When someone's feeling low, you can help them restore their self-belief by keeping a firm, clear vision of their goodness and what makes them special. Increase their self value by letting your vision be drawn to the diamonds (their specialities), rather than any stones (their defects). Take a gentle encouraging approach and never give up on anyone." ~Thought for Today-UK

Octavio Paz Quotes

"Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone." ~Octavio Paz

"Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two." ~Octavio Paz


Scott Alexander King - black cockatoos

"Black cockatoos come when it's time to '"trust that whatever is meant to happen will, but only in its own time."' ~Scott Alexander King,

Source: Transformational Tours


John Christian Morgenstern Quotes

"Consider the hourglass; there is nothing to be accomplished by rattling or shaking; you have to wait patiently until the sand, grain by grain, has run from one funnel into the other." ~John Christian Morgenstern

“Home is not where you live but where they understand you.” ~Christian Morgenstern

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Pico Iyer Quotes

"The person susceptible to "wanderlust" is not so much addicted to movement as committed to transformation." ~Pico Iyer

"Travel is like love, mostly because it's a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end." ~Pico Iyer

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Marc Chagall - color of love

Rose in my Garden bathing in a dew

"In our life there is a single color, as on an artist`s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love." ~Marc Chagall


"If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing." ~Marc Chagall

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Victor Hugo Quotes

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in--what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.” ~Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

"A library implies an act of faith." ~Victor Hugo

"A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor." ~ Victor Hugo

"A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them" ~Victor Hugo

"Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters." ~Victor Hugo

"And the dream that our mind had sketched in haste Shall others continue, but never complete. For none upon earth can achieve his scheme; The best as the worst are futile here: We wake at the self-same point of the dream,-- All is here begun, and finished elsewhere." ~V

"Be it true or false, what is said about men often has as much influence upon their lives, and especially upon their destinies, as what they do." ~Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

"Be like the bird, who halting his flight on limb too slight feels it gives way beneath him, yet, sings knowing he hath wings." ~Victor Hugo

"Books are cold and certain friends." ~Victor Hugo

"Change your opinions,
Keep to your principles;
Change your leaves,
Keep intact your roots."
~Victor Hugo

“Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.” ~Victor Hugo

"Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery." ~Victor Hugo

"Do you know what friendship is ... it is to be brother and sister; two souls which touch without mingling, two fingers on one hand." ~Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1831)

"Even the darkest night will end, and the sun will rise." ~Victor Hugo

"Forty is the old age of youth; Fifty is the youth of old age." ~Victor Hugo

"Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake." ~Victor Hugo

"He loved books, those undemanding but faithful friends." ~Victor Hugo

“He never went out without a book under his arm, and he often came back with two.” ~Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” ~Victor Hugo

"It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life." ~Victor Hugo

"It is nothing to die; it is horrible not to live." ~Victor Hugo, Les Misérables (1862)

“Laughter is sunshine, it chases winter from the human face.” ~Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

"Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face." ~Victor Hugo

"Life is the flower for which love is the honey." ~Victor Hugo

"Love each other dearly always. There is scarcely anything else in the world but that: to love one another." ~Victor Hugo

“Love is like a tree: it grows by itself, roots itself deeply in our being and continues to flourish over a heart in ruin. The inexplicable fact is that the blinder it is, the more tenacious it is. It is never stronger than when it is completely unreasonable.” ~Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent." ~Victor Hugo

“Not being heard is no reason for silence.” ~Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

“Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection.” ~Victor Hugo

"Sorrow is a fruit; God does not allow it to grow on a branch that is too weak to bear it." ~Victor Hugo

“That I may carry on what I have begun, that I may do good, that I may be one day a grand and encouraging example that it may be said that there was finally some little happiness resulting from this suffering which I have undergone and this virtue to which I have returned!” ~from "Les Misérables", Victor Hugo

"The clouds,--the only birds that never sleep." ~Victor Hugo , The Vanished City

“The future has many names: For the weak, it means the unattainable. For the fearful, it means the unknown. For the courageous, it means opportunity.” ~Victor Hugo

"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved for ourselves, or rather loved in spite of ourselves." ~Victor Hugo

"The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but the one who causes the darkness." ~Victor Hugo

"The human soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It is by the real that we exist; it is by the ideal that we live." ~Victor Hugo

"The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable." ~Victor Hugo

“The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories, that it has come to be disbelieved in. Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only.” ~Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved." ~Victor Hug

"The word which God has written on the brow of every man is Hope." ~Victor Hugo

"There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees." ~Victor Hugo

"There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher." ~Victor Hugo, Les Miserables (1862)

"There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come." ~Victor Hugo

"To be a saint is the exception; to be upright is the rule. Err, falter, sin, but be upright. To commit the least possible sin is the law for man. Sin is a gravitation." ~Victor Hugo

"To die is nothing; but it is terrible not to live." ~Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark." ~Victor Hugo

"To love beauty is to see light." ~Victor Hugo

"To love another person is to see the face of God." ~Victor Hugo

“To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.” ~Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

“To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better.” ~Victor Hugo

"To talk out loud when one is alone is as it were to have a dialogue with the divinity within." ~Victor Hugo from The Man Who Laughs (1869)

"Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause." ~Victor Hugo

“Those who do not weep, do not see.” ~Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

“What Is Love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul” ~Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

"When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right." ~Victor Hugo

"When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age." ~Victor Hugo

"When they tried to detatch this skeleton from the one it embraced, it crumbled to dust." ~The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1831), by Victor Hugo

"You have enemies? Why, it is the story of every man who has done a great deed or created a new idea. It is the cloud which thunders around everything that shines. Fame must have enemies, as light must have gnats. Do not bother yourself about it; disdain. Keep your mind serene as you keep your life clear." ~Victor Hugo, Villemain (1845)


"And the dream that our mind had sketched in haste
Shall others continue, but never complete.
For none upon earth can achieve his scheme;
The best as the worst are futile here:
We wake at the self-same point of the dream,
All is here begun, and finished elsewhere."
~Victor Hugo , Early Love Revisited

Trees of the forest, you know my soul!
As envy dictates, the crowd praises and blames;
But you know me well, you have seen me often,
Alone in your depths, gazing and dreaming.
You know the stone where a scarab beetle scampers,
A humble drop of water falling from flower to flower,
A cloud, a bird can occupy me a whole day,
Contemplation fills my heart with love...
~Victor Hugo, Contemplations

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Mary Lou Retton Quotes


"Life would be so much easier if we could just stretch the days out like salt water taffy." ~Mary Lou Retton, Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast

"Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you." ~Mary Lou Retton

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Morrie Schwartz Quotes

"So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning." ~Morrie Schwartz

"The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." ~Morrie Schwartz

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Dr. Herbert A. Otto - change and growth

Daily Inspirational Quote For Friday, September 3, 2010.

"Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life."— Dr. Herbert A. Otto


Marie Curie Quotes

"All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child." ~Marie Curie (1867-1934)

"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood." ~Marie Curie

James Paytiamo - old age

"Old age was simply a delightful time, when the old people sat on the sunny doorsteps, playing in the sun with the children, until they fell asleep. At last they failed to wake up." ~James Paytiamo (Acoma Peublo)

In memory of Mom Mona who died last February 12, 2010.

Charles Schwab Quotes

"I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement." ~Charles Schwab

"When a man has put a limit on what he will do, he has put a limit on what he can do." ~Charles M. Schwab

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