"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

6/30/11

Lao Te Ching - break and prevail


Thought for Today - Tread Lightly

"Tread lightly upon this earth, seeing, understanding but never imposing. Thoughtful, independent, be gracious in victory and defeat. Free of possessiveness, so ease of mind sweetens relationships. Like the scent of a rose the untroubled spirit imparts a lasting fragrance." ~Thought for Today-UK

Randal Worley - forgiveness

"Forgiveness is not an emotion, it's a decision." ~Randal Worley

6/29/11

Thought for Today - Cheerfulness


"The one who possesses cheerfulness becomes like a magnet of goodwill." ~Thought for Today-UK

Thomas Carlyle Quotes


"A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge." ~Thomas Carlyle

“Consider it the greatest of all virtues to restrain the tongue.” ~Thomas Carlyle

"Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct." ~Thomas Carlyle

"Every noble work is at first impossible." ~Thomas Carlyle on Diligence

"Genius means the transcendent capacity of taking trouble." ~Thomas Carlyle

“If time is precious, no book that will not improve by repeated readings deserves to be read at all.” ~Thomas Carlyle on Reading

"Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world." ~Thomas Carlyle

"My books are friends that never fail me." ~Thomas Carlyle

"Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realised by man ever dies, or can die." ~Thomas Carlyle

"Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly in the distance but to do what lies clearly at hand." ~Thomas Carlyle

"Prayer is and remains always a native and deepest impulse of the soul of man." ~Thomas Carlyle

"Speech is of time, silence is of eternity." ~Thomas Carlyle

"The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong" ~Thomas Carlyle

"The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder–a waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life, and, having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you." ~Carlyle

"The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better." ~Thomas Carlyle, English philosopher

"The weakest living creature, by concentrating his powers on a single object, can accomplish something; whereas the strongest, by dispersing his over many, may fail to accomplish anything." ~Thomas Carlyle

“The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.” ~Thomas Carlyle on Influence

"Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time." ~Thomas Carlyle

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Alan Cohen Quotes


"Don’t postpone joy until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson." ~Alan Cohen

"Enlightenment does not ask you to be perfect; it simply asks you to find perfection right where you stand." ~Alan Cohen

"Everyone and everything that shows up in our life is a reflection of something that is happening in our life." ~Alan Cohen

"Fantasy is often closer to reality than what most people accept as reality." -Alan Cohen

"If you are losing your peace in your quest for peace, you are not on the road to peace. The road to peace is peace." ~Alan Cohen

"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power." ~Alan Cohen

"The notion of something coming into existence without a thought preceding it is as preposterous as a flower growing without a seed to start it." ~Alan Cohen

"Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold of yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your whole ness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused" ~Alan Cohen

“To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.” ~Alan Cohen

"Today I set my mind and heart on a new path. I focus my energy on love, appreciation, and my highest possibilities." ~Alan Cohen

"We see ourselves as broken, and then set out on a long and frustrating journey to fill our emptiness. But it is not fixing that we require; it is awakening." ~Alan Cohen

"You are in integrity when the life you are living on the outside matches who you are on the inside." ~Alan Cohen

"You can be helping many people, but if you are not helping yourself, you have missed the one person you were born to heal." ~Alan Cohen

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A.H. Almaas - universal love

"UNIVERSAL LOVE is both conscious and loving at the same time. When you experience universal love you understand the action of love. A loving action is a gentle action when gentleness is needed, a firm action when firmness is needed, a compassionate action when compassion is needed, yielding when yielding is needed. Whatever is needed is present — and in the correct balance — depending on the situation... Universal love is an expression of the harmony of the totality. Everything is in harmony with everything else. Nothing is excluded. Your will is in harmony with your compassion. Your compassion is in harmony with your joy. Your joy is in harmony with your anger. Your anger is in harmony with your body. Your body is in harmony with your ego. Your ego is in harmony with other people. There is no conflict anywhere. Everything fits and functions as a togetherness, as a oneness. That oneness is you." ~A.H. Almaas

Caroline Myss Quotes


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"Do not assume that divine guidance flows only when you are in need of help. Guidance continues to flow whether or not you have problems. It transcends problems, heartbreaks, and traumas, flowing through dreams and illuminations.
Whether guidance comes during times of tranquility or trauma, however, it is up to you to have the courage to acknowledge it" ~Caroline Myss

"Enjoy your inward travels. May they be extraordinary. Collect each jewel. Bless each day of your life-for no day in your life will ever come again." ~Caroline Myss

"Facing personal truths and purging yourself of addictions or manipulative habits require strength, courage, humility, faith, and other qualities of a soul with stamina, because you are not just changing yourself; you are changing your universe. Your soul is a compass. Change one coordinate in your spiritual compass and you change your entire life's direction." ~Caroline Myss

"Grace is like a blanket of hope that covers you at night when you think you don't have what it takes to get up in the morning." ~Caroline Myss

"Guide me through this darkness, Lord. Hover over me especially when I cannot seem to hold on for another moment. Flood me with the graces of hope and fortitude. Send your angels to watch over me as I sleep through the night. Remind me during the day that from this small dark cocoon, I will emerge a butterfly." ~Caroline Myss

"I firmly believe that intuitive or symbolic sight is not a gift but a skill – a skill based in self-esteem." ~Caroline Myss

"If you want your situation to change, then set change in motion. If you want to improve your health, then do something that supports that intention. Work with the laws of the universe." ~Caroline Myss

"Just let go. Let go of how you thought your life should be, and embrace the life that is trying to work its way into your consciousness." ~Caroline Myss

"Let me give up the need to know why things happen as they do. I will never know and constant wondering is constant suffering." ~Caroline Myss

"Live one day at a time. Keep your attention in present time. Have no expectations. Make no judgements. And give up the need to know why things happen as they do. Give it up!" ~Caroline Myss

"My prayer today is to become more mindful of my personal actions. What motivates me to do what I do and to say the things I do to others? I often dismiss my actions because of stress or anger but the people I hurt along the way do not dismiss what I've said or done. Every action and every word carries a consequence. Every person has stress and every person has anger. I would not like to be someone's target and I ask for the grace to become more mindful not to harm others just because I am having a bad day." ~Caroline Myss

"My prayer today is to be silent, still. I want to dwell in trust - that all things are as they should be in my life. I do not want chaos or confusion to have authority over me, or difficulties or problems. Let them wait for me tomorrow. Today I suspend worry and choose to dwell in trust. Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. Make all your friends feel there is something special in them. Look at the sunny side of everything. Think only the best, be as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own." ~Caroline Myss

"Never blame another person for your personal choices — you are still the one who must live out the consequences of your choices." ~Caroline Myss

"The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind." ~Caroline Myss

"There is no such thing as a simple act of compassion or an inconsequential act of service. Everything we do for another person has infinite consequences." ~Caroline Myss

"We are not meant to stay wounded. We are supposed to move through our tragedies and challenges and to help each other move through the many painful episodes of our lives. By remaining stuck in the power of our wounds, we block our own transformation. We overlook the greater gifts inherent in our wounds — the strength to overcome them and the lessons that we are meant to receive through them. Wounds are the means through which we enter the hearts of other people. They are meant to teach us to become compassionate and wise." ~Caroline Myss

"We weave our spirits into everything we do and everyone we meet." ~Caroline Myss

“You are not born knowing how great an artist you could be in this lifetime. In order to discover your potential you have to learn to act with courage, self-confidence and faith. These are potentials you need to discover within yourself. These are spiritual qualities that must be earned. ... Our creative potential calls us to rise above the self's basic need for survival in the physical world. We're called to grow beyond our self.” ~Caroline Myss

"You cannot change anything in your life with intention alone, which can become a watered-down, occasional hope that you'll get to tomorrow. Intention without action is useless." ~Caroline Myss

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Samuel Johnson Quotes

"Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language." ~Samuel Johnson

"A cucumber should be well-sliced, dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out." ~Samuel Johnson

"A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything." ~Samuel Johnson

"A man ought to read just as inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good. A young man should read five hours in a day, and so may acquire a great deal of knowledge." ~SAMUEL JOHNSON (1709-1784) Boswell's Life


"Actions are visible though motives are secret." ~Samuel Johnson

"Allow children to be happy in their own way, for what better way will they ever find?" ~Samuel Johnson

"Clear your mind of can't." ~Samuel Johnson

"Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind." ~Samuel Johnson

"Do not accustom yourself to use big words for little matters." ~Samuel Johnson

"Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language." ~Samuel Johnson

"Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance." ~Samuel Johnson

"Friendship is a union of spirits, a marriage of hearts, and the bond of virtue." ~Samuel Johnson

"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance." ~Samuel Johnson

"He that reads and grows no wiser seldom suspects his own deficiency, but complains of hard words and obscure sentences, and asks why books are written which cannot be understood." ~Samuel Johnson

“He threatens many that hath injured one.” ~Samuel Johnson on Proverbs

"He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief which he purposes to remove." ~Samuel Johnson

"Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords." ~Samuel Johnson

"Hope is necessary in every condition." ~Samuel Johnson

"I fancy mankind may come, in time, to write all aphoristically, except in narrative; grow weary of preparation, and connection, and illustration, and all those arts by which a big book is made." ~from "The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides" (1785) by Samuel Johnson

"If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair." ~Samuel Johnson

"If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary be not idle." ~Samuel Johnson

"In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it." ~Samuel Johnson

"Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful." ~Samuel Johnson

"It would add much to human happiness, if an art could be taught of forgetting all of which the remembrance is at once useless and afflictive, that the mind might perform its functions without encumbrance, and the past might no longer encroach upon the present." ~Samuel Johnson

"Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not." ~Samuel Johnson

"Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes, and seeing them gratified. He that labors in any great or laudable undertaking has his fatigues first supported by hope, and afterwards rewarded by joy.To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity." ~Samuel Johnson

"Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions." ~Samuel Johnson

"Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise." ~Samuel Johnson

"Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures." ~Samuel Johnson

"Men have been wise in many different modes; but they have always laughed the same way." ~Samuel Johnson

"Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little." ~Samuel Johnson

"Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome." ~Samuel Johnson

"Of all the griefs that harass the distress, Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest." ~Samuel Johnson

"Of the blessings set before you make your choice, and be content." ~Samuel Johnson

"One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts." ~Samuel Johnson

"People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed." ~Samuel Johnson

"Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult." ~Samuel Johnson

"Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity." ~Samuel Johnson

"Prejudice not being funded on reason cannot be removed by argument." ~Samuel Johnson

"Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings." ~Samuel Johnson

"The joy of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality and instead of thinking how things may be, see them as they are." ~ Samuel Johnson

"The longer we live the more we think and the higher the value we put on friendship and tenderness towards parents and friends." ~Samuel Johnson on Value

"The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope." ~Samuel Johnson

"The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." ~Samuel Johnson

"The world is like a grand staircase, some are going up and some are going down." ~Samuel Johnson

"The world is not yet exhausted; let me see something tomorrow which I never saw before." ~Samuel Johnson

“There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money.” ~Dr Samuel Johnson

"There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified and new prejudices to be opposed." ~Samuel Johnson

"There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow." ~Samuel Johnson

"To a poet nothing can be useless." ~Samuel Johnson

"To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition." ~Samuel Johnson

"To hear complaints with patience even when complaints are vain, is one of the duties of friendship." ~Samuel Johnson

"To improve the golden moments of opportunity and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of living." ~Samuel Johnson

"To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly." ~Samuel Johnson

"To preserve health is a moral and religious duty, for health is the basis of all social virtues. We can no longer be useful when we are not well." ~Samuel Johnson

"True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and choice." ~Samuel Johnston

"We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us." ~Samuel Johnson

"What we hope ever to do with ease we may learn first to do with diligence." ~Samuel Johnson

"When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live." ~Samuel Johnson

"You teach your daughters the diameters of the planets, and wonder when they have done that they do not delight in your company." ~Samuel Johnson

"Your aspirations are your possibilities." ~Dr. Samuel Johnson

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Samuel Johnson died in London, England on this day (December 16) in 1784 (aged 75)

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James Magary - computers

"Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up." ~James Magary

6/28/11

Henry Seidel Canby - writing

"Good writing is always a breaking of the soil, clearing away prejudices, pulling up of sour weeds of crooked thinking, stripping the turf so as to get at what is fertile beneath." ~Henry Seidel Canby

Edith Sitwell Quotes

"My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music and silence." ~Edith Sitwell

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home." ~Edith Sitwell

Terri Guillemets Quotes


"All it takes is one bloom of hope to make a spiritual garden." ~Terri Guillemets

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

"Give your stress wings and let it fly away." ~Terri Guillemets

"Hot coffee and cold winter mornings are two of the best soul mates who ever did find each other." ~Terri Guillemets

"How long has it been since someone touched part of you other than your body?" ~Terri Guillemets

"I love the sweet smell of dawn - our unique daily opportunity to smell time,to smell opportunity - each morning being, a new beginning." ~Terri Guillemets

"I used to love night best but the older I get the more treasures and hope and joy I find in mornings." ~Terri Guillemets

"If God asks that you bend, bend and do not complain. He is making you more flexible, and for this be thankful." ~Terri Guillemets

"If trouble hearing angels' song with thine ears, try listening with thy heart." ~Terri Guillemets

"Just before dawn I have the world all to myself." ~Terri Guillemets

"Life's not always fair. Sometimes you can get a splinter even sliding down a rainbow." ~Terri Guillemets

"Love burns across the infinitude." ~Terri Guillemets

"Pen names are masks that allow us to unmask ourselves." ~Terri Guillemets

"The past is behind us, love is in front and all around us." ~Terri Guillemets

"Skin is a covering for our immortality." ~Terri Guillemets

"The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination." ~Terri Guillemets

"When we pray, our hearts glow a glorious joy that lights our souls and all the world around us." ~Terri Guillemets

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Herman Melville Quotes


"A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come to us as effects." ~Herman Melville

"Ah, happiness courts the light, so we deem the world is gay, but misery hides aloof, so we deem that misery there is none." ~from "Bartleby, the Scrivener" (1853) by Herman Melville (1819-91)

"Art is the objectification of feeling." ~Herman Melville

“For whatever is truly wondrous and fearful in man, never yet was put into words or books.” ~Herman Melville on Literature

"Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?" ~Herman Melville, MOBY DICK from Everyman's Library

"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." ~Herman Melville

"It is not down in any map, true places never are." ~Herman Melville

"Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses,—for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it." Herman Melville (1819-1891)

"There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke." ~Herman Melville (1819-1891)

“There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about the sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath.” ~Herman Melville

"We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects." ~Heman Melville

"You were with me all day; stood with me, sat with me, talked with me, looked at me, ate with me, drank with me; and yet, your last act was to clutch for a monster, not only an innocent man, but the most pitiable of all men. So far may even the best man err, in judging the conduct of one with the recesses of whose condition he is not acquainted." ~Herman Melville

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John Burroughs Quotes


"A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did." ~John Burroughs

"Few persons realize how much of their happiness is dependent upon their work, upon the fact that they are busy and not left to feed upon themselves. Blessed is the person who has some congenial work, some occupation in which to place one's heart, and which affords a complete outlet to all the forces that are in him or her." ~John Burroughs

"For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice." ~John Burroughs

"How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days." ~John Burroughs

"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order." ~John Burroughs

‎"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see." ~John Burroughs

"It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it." ~John Burroughs, "Winter Sunshine"

"Leap, and the net will appear." ~John Burroughs

"Nothing relieves and ventilates the mind like a resolution." ~John Burroughs

"One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things." ~John Burroughs

"The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind." ~John Burroughs

"The tendonous part of the mind, so to speak, is more developed in winter; the fleshy, in summer. I should say winter had given the bone and sinew to literature, summer the tissues and the blood." ~John Burroughs

"To find the universal elements enough;
to find the air and the water exhilarating;
to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter;
to be thrilled by the stars at night;
to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring —
these are some of the rewards of the simple life."
~John Burroughs

"To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday." ~John Burroughs

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Tenzin Gyatso Quotes

“Do not confuse peace of mind with spaced-out insensitivity. A truly peaceful mind is very sensitive, very aware.” ~Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama

"If an individual has a calm state of mind, that person’s attitudes and views will be calm and tranquil even in the presence of great agitation." ~Tenzin Gyatso

"The basic, fundamental nature of human beings is gentleness; we are so fundamentally nurtured by affection." ~Tenzin Gyatso

"The Laws of Reasoning consist of the ground, the path, and the result. Suffering is in the mind. How we perceive happiness determines our suffering or not." ~His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso

"We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection." ~Tenzin Gyatso

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Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes


"A friend is a present you give yourself." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"Do the things you enjoy doing but stay out of debt." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"Don't hold postmortems. Don't spend your time brooding over sorrows or mistakes. Don't be one who never gets over things." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"Don't let your neighbor set your standards. Be yourself." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"Don't take yourself too seriously. Don't think that somehow you should be protected from misfortune that befalls other people." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world and bettered the tradition of mankind." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"Everyone lives by selling something." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"Find our where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"Have many interests. If you can't travel, read about new places." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, And what can be the use of him is more than I can see." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"It is one of the worst things of sentiment that the voice grows to be more important than the words, and the speaker than that which is spoken." ~from The Master of Ballantrae, by Robert Louis Stevenson

"Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"Let first the onion flourish there,
Rose among the roots, the maiden-fair
Wine scented and poetic soul
of the capacious salad bowl."
~Robert Louis Stevenson


"Make the best of your circumstances. No one has everything, and everyone has something of sorrow intermingled with gladness of life. The trick is to make the laughter outweigh the tears." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings." ~Robert Louis Stevenson, Garden of dreams

"There are, indeed, few merrier spectacles than that of many windmills bickering together in a fresh breeze over a woody country; their halting alacrity of movement, their pleasant business, making bread all day with uncouth gesticulation; their air, gigantically human, as of a creature half alive, put a spirit of romance into the tamest landscape." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect." ~Robert Louis Stevenson from Tim Cox Fine Art

"To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life." ~Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish Novelist and Poet (1850-1894)

"We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"We must accept life for what it actually is - a challenge to our quality without which we should never know of what stuff we are made, or grow to our full stature."
~Robert Louis Stevenson

"When a torrent sweeps a man against a boulder, you must expect him to scream, and you need not be surprised if the scream is sometimes a theory." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"Wine is bottled poetry." ~Robert Stevenson

"You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving." ~Robert Louis Stevenson


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Stanislavski - actor

"It is up to the actor to compose the music of his feelings to the text of his part and learn how to sing those feelings in words." ~Stanislavski

Thought for Today - True Greatness

"The one who can adjust to any situation with humility possesses true greatness." ~Thought for Today-UK

6/27/11

Thought for Today -Thoughts, Words and Actions

"The gap between what you say and what you do, between what you promise and what you deliver, is like a drain in the road. The drain is where water escapes, just as your power will seep away if there is a difference between your words and your actions. Ask yourself everyday, were your thoughts, words and actions aligned? Ask someone else what they saw in you too. Feedback is the food of all positive change." ~Thought for Today-UK

Martin Fraquhar Tupper -silence

"Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech." ~Martin Fraquhar Tupper

Sir John Eric Ericksen - humane surgeon

"The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut from the intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon". ~Sir John Eric Ericksen, British surgeon, appointed Surgeon-Extraordinary to Queen Victoria 1873 (with kind permission from Mr William Henry Wilson)

6/26/11

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes


"A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks: he becomes." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"A vow is fixed and unalterable determination to do a thing, when such a determination is related to something noble which can only uplift the man who makes the resolve." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind." ~Mahatma Gandh

"As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as in being able to remake ourselves." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Action expresses priorities." ~Gandhi

"Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation." ~Mahatma Gandhi on Adaptability

"Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding" ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Be truthful, gentle and fearless." ~Gandhi

"But one thing took deep root in me - the conviction that morality is the basis of things, and that truth is the substance of all morality." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Capital as such is not evil, it is the wrong use that is evil." ~Gandhi

"Constant development is the law of life." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances." ~Mahatma Gandhi

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

“Even as a tree has a single trunk, but many branches and leaves, there is one religion but any number of faiths” ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Exercise of faith will be the safest where there is a clear determination summarily to reject all that is contrary to truth and love." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Fear has its use but cowardice has none." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Friendship that insists upon agreement on all matters is not worth the name. Friendship to be real must ever sustain the weight of honest differences, however sharp they be." ~Gandhi

"Full effort is full victory." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"God alone is the judge of true greatness because He knows men's hearts." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"I want freedom for the full expression of my personality." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm." Mahatma Gandhi

"If you have no character to lose, people will have no faith in you" ~Mahatma Gandhi

"In a gentle way you can shake the world." ~Ghandi

"Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness." ~Mahatma Gandhi.

"It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honored by the humiliation of their fellow beings." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver." ~Mahatma Gandhi from BrainyQuote

"It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviors. Keep your behaviors positive because your behaviors become your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny." ~Gandhi

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Live simply, so that others may simply live." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Love never claims, it ever gives; love never suffers, never resents, never revenges itself. Where there is love there is life; hatred leads to destruction." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Nobody can hurt me without my permission." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Peace will not come out of a clash of arms, but out of justice lived and done by unarmed nations in the face of odds." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action." ~Gandhi

"Prayer is not asking. It is the longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart." ~Mhstma Gandhi

"Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening." ~Mahatma Gandhi

“Remember that there is always a limit to self-indulgence, but none to self-restraint.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Seven Sins:

Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Science without humanity.
Knowledge without character.
Politics without principle.
Commerce without morality.
Worship without sacrifice." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Strength does not come from physical capacity, but from the will of the soul." ~Gandhi

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." ~Mahatma Gandhi

“Suffering cheerfully endured ceases to be suffering and is transmuted into an ineffable joy.” ~Gandhi

"Take to spinning to find peace of mind. The music of the wheel will be as balm to your soul. I believe that the yarn we spin is capable of mending the broken warp and wool of our life." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"The control of the palate is a valuable aid for the control of the mind." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still, small voice of conscience." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"The law of love could be best understood and learned through little children" ~Mahatma Gandhi

“The mantra becomes one’s staff of life, and carries one through every ordeal. It is no empty repetition. For each repetition has a new meaning, carrying you nearer and nearer to God.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

"The only devils in the world are those running in our own hearts. That is where the battle should be fought." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"The rose imparts its fragrance, not in many ways but only one. Those who have not the sense of smell will miss it. You cannot feel the fragrance through the tongue or the ear or the skin. So may you not receive spirituality except through the spiritual sense." ~Mahatma Gandhi

“The seeker after truth should be humbler than the dust. The world crushes the dust under its feet, but the seeker after truth should so humble himself that even the dust could crush him. Only then, and not till then, will he have a glimpse of truth.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

“The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

"The test of friendship is assistance in adversity, and that, too, unconditional assistance." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." ~Mahatma Gandhi

“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” ~Mahatma Gandi

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” ~Mahatama Gandhi

"There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"There is force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Thoughts, words, actions, habits, values and destiny in this lifetime - all emanates from what you believe in this moment." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"To believe in something and not to live it, is dishonest." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"To my mind the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"True morality consists not in following the beaten track, but in finding the true path for ourselves, and fearlessly following it." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of the truth." ~Gandhi

"Unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"What is Truth? A difficult question; but I have solved it for myself by saying that it is what the "voice within" tells you." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another." ~Mahatma Gandhi

“Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it” ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"When I admire the wonder of a sunset, or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of Truth and LOVE have always WON. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall ~ Think of it: always." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Whenever you are in doubt or when the self becomes too much with you, try the following experiment: Recall the face of the poorest and most helpless person you have ever seen and ask yourself if the step you contemplate is going to be for any use to him or to her. Then you will find your doubts and your self melting away.” ~Gandhi

"You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind. "~Mahatma Gandhi

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." ~Mahatma Gandhi

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Dr. Wayne D. Dyer Quotes


"A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe." ~Wayne Dyer

"A person who lives in a state of unity with the Source of all life doesn’t look any different from ordinary folks. These people don’t wear a halo or dress in special garments that announce their godlike qualities. But when you notice that they go through life as the lucky ones who seem to get all the breaks, and when you begin to talk to them, you realize how distinctive they are compared to people living at ordinary levels of awareness. Spend a few moments in conversation with these people who are connected to the power of intention and you see how unique they are." ~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, How To Tap In To The Power Of Intention

"Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into." ~Wayne Dyer

"Anything you really want, you can attain, if you really go after it." ~Wayne Dyer

"As I look back at the entire tapestry of my life, I can see from the perspective of the present moment that every aspect of my life was necessary and perfect. Each step eventually led to a higher place, even though these steps often felt like obstacles or painful experiences." ~Wayne Dyer

"By banishing doubt and trusting your intuitive feelings, you clear a space for the power of intention to flow through." ~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

"Conflict cannot survive without your participation" ~Wayne Dyer

"Creativity means believing you have greatness." ~Dr. Wayne D. Dwyer

"Don’t die with your music still inside you. Listen to your intuitive inner voice and find what passion stirs your soul." ~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

"Every person you interact with should feel the inner glow that comes from being appreciated, particularly for the ways in which they express their creativity. A core theme, which strengthens the flow of the power of intention, is wanting for others as much as you intend for yourself." ~Dr. Wayne Dyer

"Faith is a way of going within and creating a sense of control over one’s life at any given moment." ~Dr Wayne Dyer

“Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.” ~Wayne Dyer

"Go within your own heart and don't allow yourself to be brought down by... negativity." ~Wayne Dyer

"Happiness is not something you get in life. Happiness is something that you bring to life." ~Wayne Dyer

"Harbouring anger and hatred toward anyone guarantees that you remain in low energy fields where problems will continue to crop up repeatedly in your life. I suggest that you examine every relationship in which you feel judgmental thoughts of anger and hatred. Replace those thoughts with energies of acceptance, kindness, cheerfulness, and love. You will have to make a personal commitment to, first of all, notice what you are feeling and then exercise your ability to choose to send love. When your heart becomes pure, your enemy becomes your friend, or even more significantly, your teacher. Your worst enemies are your greatest teachers because they allow you to examine the emotions of anger and revenge and then to transcend them. They give you the exact tools you need to elevate yourself to the spiritual energies that provide your solutions." ~Wayne Dyer

"Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find." ~Wayne Dyer

"I believe that young children are examples of beings who see and feel the presence of angels because they live virtuous, nonjudgmental lives. It seems that this angelic communication that little boys and girls report so frequently comes to them without their seeking. And this is in large part because angels recognize their own Divine qualities in those who have yet to be victimized by their own egos." ~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

"I have a suit in my closet with the pocket cut out. It's a reminder to me that I won't be taking anything with me. The last I wear won't need any pockets." ~Dr. Wayne Dyer

"If you believe it will work out, you'll see opportunities. If you believe it won't, you will see obstacles." ~Wayne Dyer

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." ~Wayne Dyer

"If you don’t make peace with your past it will keep showing up in your present." ~Wayne Dyer

"If you want others to feel loved, you will be the recipient of love." ~Wayne Dyer

"Initiate a practice of filling your creative thoughts to overflow with ideas and wishes that you fully intend to manifest. Honor your imaginings regardless of others seeing them as crazy or impossible." ~Wayne Dyer

"It's never crowded along the extra mile." ~Dr Wayne Dyer

"Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances." ~Wayne Dyer

"Life is very simple. We create our experiences by our thinking and feeling patterns. What we believe about ourselves and about Life becomes true for us." ~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

"Live today. Remove all blame from your vocabulary. Catch yourself when you find yourself using your past history as a reason for your failure to act today, and instead say, "I am free now to detach myself from what used to be." ~Dr Wayne Dyer

"Look for the blessing in all situations." ~Wayne Dyer (Chicken Soup for the Soul)

"Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you." ~Wayne Dyer

"Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world." ~Wayne Dyer

"Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing." ~Wayne Dyer

"Motivation is building a fire within not lighting a fire beneath!" ~Wayne Dyer

"My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be." ~Wayne Dyer

"No matter the circumstances or obstacles, draft your dream and the way can be cleared. Trust your divine connection, know that your soul has no limits and the universe responds and works with you to manifest that idea into a physical reality." ~Wayne Dyer

"Now is all there is and the future is just another present moment to live when it arrives." ~Wayne Dyer

"Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be." ~Wayne W. Dyer

"Present-moment living, getting in touch with your now, is at the heart of effective living. When you think about it, there really is no other moment you can live. Now is all there is and the future is just another present moment to live when it arrives." ~Dr. Wayne Dyer

"Release the need to be upset with others. Remember that anytime you're filled with resentment, you're turning the controls of your emotional life over to others to manipulate." ~Dr. Wayne Dyer

"Releasing guilt is like removing a huge weight from your shoulders. Guilt is released through the empowering thought of love and respect for yourself. Let go of standards of perfection and refuse to use up the precious currency of your life, the now, with thoughts that continue to frustrate and weaken you. Instead, vow to be better than you used to be, which is the true test of nobility." ~Dr Wayne Dyer

"Self-worth comes from one thing -- thinking that you are worthy." ~Wayne Dyer

"Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy." ~Wayne Dyer

"Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed." ~Wayne Dyer

"The greatest joy comes from giving and serving, so replace your habit of focusing exclusively on yourself and what's in it for you. When you make the shift to supporting others in your life, without expecting anything in return, you'll think less about what you want and find comfort and joy in the act of giving and serving." ~Wayne Dyer

"The highest form of ignorance, is when you reject something you don't know anything about." ~Wayne Dyer

"The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away." ~Wayne Dyer

"The more we give away, the more is given to us." ~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

"The most empowering thoughts you can have are those of peace, joy, love, acceptance, and willingness." ~Wayne W Dyer

"The positive effect of kindness on the immune system and on the increased production of serotonin in the brain has been proved on research studies. Serotonin is a naturally occurring substance in the body that makes us feel more comfortable, peaceful, and even blissful. In fact the role of most anti-depressants is to stimulate the serotonin production to alleviate depression. Research has shown that a simple act of kindness directed toward another improves the functioning of the immune system and stimulates production of serotonin in both the recipient of the kindness and the person extending the kindness. Even more amazing is that persons observing the act of kindness have similar beneficial results. Imagine this: kindness extended, received, or observed beneficially impacts the physical health and feelings of everyone involved." ~Dr. Wayne Dyer

"The real purpose of life is just to be happy—to enjoy your life. To get to a place where you're not always trying to get someplace else. So many people spend their lives striving, trying to be someplace that they're not, they never get to arrive." ~Dr. Wayne Dyer

"The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind." ~Wayne Dyer

"There is no stress in the world, only people thinking stressful thoughts." ~Wayne Dyer

"To begin to change what’s inside you, become more loving toward yourself. In your thoughts, cultivate an inner voice and attitude that’s 100 percent on your team. Imagine an inner self that only supports and loves you. You might schedule a certain time of day when that’s the only thought that you allow yourself to pay attention to. Gradually this loving attitude will extend to other people. You’ll begin to receive this energy back and ultimately be able to send thoughts of love and joy to everyone and everything in your world." ~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

"Try viewing everyone who comes into your life as a teacher." ~Dr. Wayne Dyer

"We are divine enough to ask and we are important enough to receive." ~Wayne Dyer

"We are not our bodies, our possessions, or our careers. Who we are is Divine Love and that is infinite." ~Dr Wayne Dyer

"When confronted by mean-spiritedness, and hateful gossip, respond to it from your position of love: "I don't want to make any judgments." Rather than criticizing the mean-spirited person, silently project love. The greatest gift you can offer the world is Love!" ~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." ~Dr. Wayne Dyer

"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way." ~Dr. Wayne Dyer

"When you extend yourself in a spirit of giving, helping, or loving, you act as God Acts." ~Wayne Dyer

"When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself." ~Wayne Dyer

"When you live on a round planet, there's no choosing sides." ~Wayne Dyer

"When you open your mind to the possibility that a Divine intelligence is arranging all of the pieces of your life, you’ll discover that this Divine force is really nothing more than pure unconditional love. This love is boundless and infinite, and when you think and behave in ways that match this Divine love, that is when you are able to experience miracles." ~Wayne Dyer

"With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose." ~Dr. Wayne Dyer

"Without exception, begin every day of your life with gratitude. As you look in the mirror, say, "Thank you, God, for life, for my body, for my family and loved ones, for this day, and for the opportunity to be of service. Thank you, thank you, thank you!" ~Dr. Wayne Dyer

"You're able to love others, to give to others and do for others by giving and doing for yourself first." ~Wayne Dyer

"You are important enough to ask and you are blessed enough to receive back." ~Wayne Dyer

"You can only give away what you have inside. Become an instrument of love." ~Wayne Dyer

"You can't expect to draw people into your life who are kind, confident, and generous if you're thinking and acting in cruel, weak, and selfish ways. You must be what it is that you're seeking— that is, you need to put forth what you want to attract. — Wayne Dyer

"You have to continuously contemplate yourself as being surrounded by the conditions you wish to produce." ~Wayne Dyer

"You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with." ~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

"Your past history and all of your hurts are no longer here in your physical reality. Don't allow them to be here in your mind muddying your present moments. Your life is like a play with several acts; some of the characters who enter have short roles to play, others much longer. But all are necessary otherwise they wouldn't be in the play. Embrace them all and move on to the next act." ~Dr. Wayne Dyer

"Your sense of inner peace depends on spending some of your life energy in silence to recharge your battery, remove tension and anxiety, and feel closer to all of humanity. Going into the quiet and listening will heal and inspire you." ~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer


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Confucius Quotes


"A man who has a beautiful soul always has some beautiful things to say, but a man who says beautiful things does not necessarily have a beautiful soul." ~Confucius

"A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it, is committing another mistake." ~Confucius

"A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions." ~Confucius

"An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger." ~Confucius

"Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves." ~Confucius

"By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the most bitter." ~Confucius

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." ~CONFUCIUS

"Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it." ~Confucius

"Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result, make a different choice.” ~Confucius

"Friends are like stars, you don't always see them, but you know they're there! ~Confucius (as quoted by B. Lee)

"He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions." ~Confucius

"He who will not economize will have to agonize." ~Confucius

"He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own." ~Confucius

"I want you everything that's you, deep in the centre of your being." ~Confucius

"If either wealth or poverty are come by honestly, there is no shame." ~Confucius

"If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself." ~Confucius

"If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it's OK. But you've got to shoot for something. A lot of people don't even shoot." ~Confucius

"In a country well governed , poverty is to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is to be ashamed of." ~Confucius

"In my relations with men, I listen to their words, but I look to their actions." ~Confucius

"Is one not a superior man, if he does not feel hurt even though he is not recognized?" ~Confucius

"It does not matter how you go so long as you don't stop." ~Confucius

"Learning without thought is a labor lost, thought without learning is perilous." ~Confucius

“Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.” ~Confucius

"No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance." ~Confucius

"Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator." ~Confucius

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." ~Confucius

"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance." ~Confucius

"Silence is a friend who will never betray." ~Confucius

"Straightforwardness, without the rules of propriety, becomes rudeness." ~Confucius

"The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools." ~Confucius on Expectation

“The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them.” ~Confucius

"The mirror reflects all objects without being sullied." ~Confucius

"The object of the superior man is truth." ~Confucius

"The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home." ~Confucius (551BC-479BC)

"The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action." ~Confucius

"The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions." ~Confucius

"The superior person understands rightness; the inferior person understands profit." ~Confucious

"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence." ~Confucius

"The wise man adapts himself to the circumstances." ~Confucius

"The wise man looks for what is within, the fool for what is without." ~Confucius

"There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing." ~Aristotle

"To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right." ~ Confucius

"You cannot carve rotten word." ~Confucius

“You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.” ~Confucius on Appearance

"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps." ~Confucius

"When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them." ~Confucius

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart." ~Confucius

"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?" ~Confucius

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6/25/11

E. B. White Quotes

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Galah
26 September 2012
Mays Hill NSW

"Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder." ~E.B. White

"America is a nation of comics and comedians; nevertheless, humor has no stature and is accepted only after the death of the perpetrator." ~E.B. White

"Being with you is like walking on a very clear morning - definitely the sensation of belonging there." ~E.B. White

"Most people think of peace as a state of Nothing Bad Happening, or Nothing Much Happening. Yet if peace is to overtake us and make us the gift of serenity and well-being, it will have to be the state of Something Good Happening." ~Elwyn Brooks White

"Our vegetable garden is coming along well, with radishes and beans up, and we are less worried about revolution that we used to be." ~E. B. White

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Constance Rourke - pockets of emotion

For My Humorous Friend

"An emotional man may possess no humor, but a humorous man usually has deep pockets of emotion, sometimes tucked away or forgotten." ~Constance Rourke

Vivian Mercier - absurd and true

"Wit is always absurd and true, humor absurd and untrue." ~Vivian Mercier

Charles S. Brooks - wit and humor

"Wit is a lean creature with sharp inquiring nose, whereas humor has a kindly eye and a comfortable girth. Humor laughs at another's jest and holds its sides, while wit sits wrapped in study for a lively answer." ~Charles S. Brooks

Thought for Today - Angel

"Acceptance gives me the experience of being like an angel: never judging, never criticising and never worrying." ~Thought for Today-UK

6/24/11

Alfre Woodard - handiwork

"Everybody has a part of their body that she doesn't like, but I've stopped complaining about mine because I don't want to critique nature's handiwork. My job is simply to allow the light to shine out of the masterpiece." ~Alfre Woodard

Jack Handey - shoes

“Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes.” ~Jack Handey

Victor Null - books

"Books are the dreams we would most like to have, and, like dreams, they have the power to change consciousness, turning sadness to laughter and anxious introspection to the relaxed contemplation of some other time and place." ~Victor Null

Walter Lippmann Quotes


"The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on." ~Walter Lippmann

"The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully." ~Walter Lippmann

"We forge gradually our greatest instrument for understanding the world—introspection. We discover that humanity may resemble us very considerably—that the best way of knowing the inwardness of our neighbors is to know ourselves." ~Walter Lippmann

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The DALAI LAMA Quotes


"A good heart is both important and effective in daily life." ~Dalai Lama, The Power of Love

"A good motivation is what is needed: compassion without dogmatism, without complicated philosophy; just understanding that others are human brothers and sisters and respecting their human rights and dignity." ~14th Dalai Lama

"All the major religions teach us the practice of love, compassion and forgiveness. So a genuine practitioner among these different religious traditions would not indulge in violence and bullying of other people. Now we’re in the 21st century. I think people should realize that all problems must be solved through dialogue, through talk. Use of force and violence is outdated and never solves problems." ~The Dalai Lama

"An open heart is an open mind." ~Dalai Lama

"An optimistic attitude is the key factor for success. Right from the beginning, if you hold a pessimistic attitude even small things may not be achieved." ~Dalai Lama

"Anger, jealousy, impatience, and hatred are the real troublemakers; with them problems cannot be solved." -Dalai Lama

"As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery. We have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace. The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion, while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility are the sources of peace and happiness." ~Dalai Lama

"As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all Beings." ~Dalai Lama

"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." ~Dalai Lama

"By developing a sense of concern for others' well-being, then no matter what others' attitudes are, you can keep inner peace." ~Dalai Lama

"Compassion brings inner strength and the confidence that attracts trust and friendship." ~Dalai Lama

"Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace." ~Dalai Lama

"Good Communitation: Compassion opens an inner door, and once through the door we can communicate with other fellow human beings and other sentient beings." ~Dalai Lama

"DO AS YOU WOULD BE DONE BY - Since at the beginning and end of our lives we are so dependent on other kindness, how can it be that in the middle we neglect kindness towards others." ~Dalai Lama

"Don't be seduced by worldly values. Materialism does not foster the growth of morals, compassion and humility." ~Dalai Lama

"Each of us must learn to work not just for his or her own self, family or nation, but for the benefit of all mankind." ~Dalai Lama

"Every day, think as you wake up, "Today I am fortunate to have woken up. I am alive, I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry, or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can." ~His Holiness The Dalai Lama

"Experience has shown me that the greatest inner tranquillity comes from developing love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove our fears and insecurities and gives us strength to face obstacles - it is the ultimate source of success in life." ~Dalai Lama

"For a practitioner of love and compassion, an enemy is one of the most important teachers. Without an enemy, you cannot practice tolerance, and without tolerance, you cannot build a sound basis of compassion." ~His Holiness the Dalai Lama

"From my point of view all things originate with the mind. The quality of our actions depends on our motivation. A real appreciation of humanity, compassion, and love are crucial to this. Whether we work in science, agriculture, or politics, if we’re good hearted about it, our contribution will be positive." ~Dalai Lama

"Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay." ~Dalai Lama

"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions." ~Dalai Lama

"I am open to the guidance of synchronicity, and do not let expectations hinder my path." ~Dalai Lama

"I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. Yet true happiness comes from a sense of peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved through the cultivation of altruism, of love and compassion, and elimination of ignorance, selfishness, and greed." ~His Holiness the Dalai Lama

"I believe that the only true religion consists of having a good heart." ~Dalai Lama

"I consider we are all the same as human beings, mentally, emotionally and physically. In order to ensure a more peaceful world and a healthier environment we sometimes point a finger at others saying they should do this or that. But change must start with us as individuals. If one individual becomes more compassionate it will influence others and so we will change the world." ~Dalai Lama, FB, 8 July 2016

"I feel optimistic about the future because humanity seems to be growing more mature; scientists are paying more attention to our inner values, to the study of mind and the emotions. There is a clear desire for peace and concern for the environment." ~Dalai Lama (FB)

"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe." ~Dalai Lama

"I’ve learned that peace of mind is not just a matter of dullness, but of being alert and using my intelligence to the full. If we only look at problems we face close up they seem very grave, but looked at from different angles our attitude becomes more realistic. The mind remains calm, which we need if we’re going to be able to exercise our intelligence." ~Dalai Lama

"I sometimes wish that grown human beings were more like children, who are naturally open and accepting of others. Instead, as we grow up, we fail to nurture our natural potential and our sense of fundamental human values. We need to learn to distinguish emotions like anger and attachment that are destructive from positive ones like compassion that are a source of happiness." ~Dalai Lama

"I try to develop compassion within myself. Not simply as a religious practice, but on a humane level as well." ~Dalai Lama(14th Dalai Lama)

"I will be truthful, if something is upsetting, however, I am learning to curb the emotion of anger that can give way to powerlessness when this affects the life of someone vulnerable that I'm advocating for." ~Dalai Lama

"If a problem can be solved there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good." ~Dalai Lama

“If every eight year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” – Dalai Lama

"If happiness is relying on others or the environment or your surroundings, it’s not possible. Like an ocean, the waves always go like that but underneath, it always remains calm. So we have the ability as well. On an intellectual level, we may see things as desperate, difficult. But underneath, at the emotional level, you can keep calm.” ~The Dalai Lama

"If humanity is to survive, happiness and inner balance are crucial. Otherwise the lives of our children and their children are more likely to be unhappy, desperate and short. Material development certainly contributes to happiness, to some extent and a comfortable way of life. But this is not sufficient. To achieve a deeper level of happiness, we cannot neglect our inner development." ~Dalai Lama

"If one's life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements." ~the Dalai Lama

"If we are demoralized, sad and only complain, we’ll not solve our problems. If we only pray for a solution, we’ll not solve our problems. We need to face them, to deal with them without violence, but with confidence - and never give up. If you adopt a non-violent approach, but are also hesitant within, you’ll not succeed. You have to have confidence and keep up your efforts - in other words, never give up." ~Dalai Lama

"If we have a kind and loving heart we will win more friends." ~Dalai Lama, Making Friends

‎"If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them." ~Dalai Lama

"If you feel compassion for people, it is hard to be angry with them. If you feel compassion for yourself, it is hard to feel guilty." ~Dalai Lama

"If you live your life honestly and truthfully, you'll be open and transparent, which leads to trust. And trust leads to friendship. This is something worth taking into account, that the basis of friendship is trust not money and warm-heartedness is essential if we are to live happy lives." ~Dalai Lama

"If you want to be happy, practice compassion." ~Dalai Lama

"In our concern for others, we worry less about ourselves. When we worry less about ourselves an experience of our own suffering is less intense. What does this tell us? Firstly, because our every action has a universal dimension, a potential impact on others’ happiness, ethics are necessary as a means to ensure that we do not harm others. Secondly, it tells us that genuine happiness consists in those spiritual qualities of love, compassion, patience, tolerance and forgiveness and so on. For it is these which provide both for our happiness and others’ happiness." ~His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

"In the final analysis, the hope of every person is simply peace of mind." ~Dalai Lama

"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher." ~Dalai Lama

"In your daily life, as you learn more patience, more tolerance with wisdom and courage, you will see it is the true source of success." ~Dalai Lama

"It is not enough to be compassionate - you must act." ~Dalai Lama

"It is often difficult to judge how our actions and their impact on the environment are likely to affect others. What is clear is that we are the only species with the power to destroy the earth. Birds and insects have no such power, nor does any other mammal. And yet if we have the capacity to destroy the earth, we also have the capacity to protect it. I believe we have an urgent responsibility to do so." ~Dalai Lama

"Instead of harboring fear and suspicion we need to think of other people not as ‘them’ but ‘us’." ~His Holiness the Dalai Lama

"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive." ~His Holiness The Dalai Lama

"No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster." ~Dalai Lama XIV

"Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day." ~Dalai Lama

Photo: Kamchatka, Kluchevskoi Mountain, Russia
Source: Nature, Love and Art

"Once a year go somewhere you have never been before." ~Dalai Lama

"Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values." ~Dalai Lama

"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." ~The Dalai Lama

"People take different roads seeking fulfilment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost." ~Dalai Lama

"Practice what you preach. We should engage in the same high standards of integrity and sacrifice that we ask of others." ~Dalai Lama

"Practicing forgiveness does not mean accepting wrong doing." ~Dalai Lama in Australia

"Since at the beginning and end of our lives we are completely dependent on the kindness of others, how can it be that in the middle we would neglect kindness to others?" ~The Dalai Lama

"Silence is sometimes the best answer." ~Dalai Lama XIV

"Sleep is the best meditation." ~The Dalai Lama

"Some people mistakenly conclude that cultivating compassion is all about others’ benefit, whereas the first benefit is to us. Compassion brings us peace of mind. It attracts friends. Friends are based on trust and trust develops when we show concern for others." ~Dalai Lama

"Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent." ~His Holiness The Dalai Lama

"Students who become overly attached to one subject become lopsided, many subjects need to be studied." ~Dalai Lama

"Teach by example. Before teaching others, before changing others, we ourselves must change. We must be honest, sincere and kind-hearted." ~Dalia Lama

"The creatures that inhabit this earth be they human beings or animals are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world." ~H.H.the Dalai Lama

"The fear and unease that arise from mistrust and suspicion, seeing other people in terms of “us” and “them”, is not easily overcome by just closing your eyes or saying a prayer. It’s real concern for others that breeds trust and leads to friendship and a sense of security. Inner peace, a practical source of peace and confidence, depends on warm-heartedness and a concern for others’ well being." ~Dalai Lama

"The interesting thing about greed is that although the underlying motive is to seek satisfaction, even after obtaining what you want, you’re still not satisfied. It’s this endless, nagging desire for more that leads to trouble. On the other hand, if you’re truly contented, it doesn't matter whether you get what you want or not. Either way, you remain content." ~Dalai Lama

"The more compassionate you are, the better your health." ~Dalai Lama

“The more we are concerned for the well-being of others, the closer we will feel to each other.” ~Dalai Lama in Australia

"THE PURPOSE OF OUR LIVES IS TO BE HAPPY." ~The 14th Dalai Lama

"The reason why we seek to behave in a good manner is that it's from good behaviour that good fruits are derived," ~Dalai Lama, Reaping the Benefits

"The time has come to take concrete steps to bring about a real transformation in the ways we educate our future generations. We need to combine both an education of the mind with an education of the heart so that our children grow up as responsible, caring citizens equipped to meet the challenges of today's increasingly globalized world." ~Dalai Lama

"The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred." ~Dalai Lama

"The ultimate source of a happy life is warm-heartedness. This means extending to others the kind of concern we have for ourselves. On a simple level we find that if we have a compassionate heart we naturally have more friends. And scientists today are discovering that while anger and hatred eat into our immune system, warm-hearted- ness and compassion are good for our health." ~Dalai Lama

"There are always problems to face, but it makes a difference if our minds are calm. On the surface we may get upset, but it makes a difference if we are able to stay calm in the depths of our minds." ~Dalai Lama

"There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live." ~Dalai Lama

"There is a need for greater warm-heartedness and compassion. We are now so interdependent that it is in our own interest to take the whole of humanity into account. It clear that real hope lies with the generation who, now less than 30 years old, belong to the 21st century. If they start now to learn from the past and shape a different future, by later this century the world can be a happier more peaceful place." ~Dalai Lama

"There needs to be understanding that anger never helps to solve a problem. It destroys our peace of mind and blinds our ability to think clearly. Anger and attachment are emotions that distort our view of reality. " ~Dalai Lama

"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness." ~Dalai Lama

"To have an idea what genuine human compassion is like, look at children. Naturally open and honest, they don't care about other children’s background, what their religion or their nationalities are, so long as they smile and play together. It’s as we grow older that the trouble begins—we only smile to get what we want. But when we see other human beings as being like us and show concern - that's genuine compassion." ~Dalai Lama

"Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life." ~Dalai Lama

"Tolerance and patience should not be read as signs of weakness. They are signs of strength." ~The Dalai Lama

"True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason." ~The Dalai Lama

"We all are same human beings interdependent on each other, sharing same emotions and spirit, seeking peace and harmony and to maintain it trust is the key thing. The real happiness comes from inner peace, shedding all negative emotions and having unbiased compassion." ~His Holiness the Dalai Lama

"We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection." ~Dalai Lama

"We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves." ~Dalai Lama XIV

"We often add to our pain and suffering by being overly sensitive, over reacting to minor things, and sometimes taking things too personally." ~Dalai Lama

"We should feel fed up with the violence and killing going on around us. If a human being is killed by an animal, it’s sad, but if a human being is killed by another human being it’s unthinkable. We have to make a special effort to think of each other as fellow human beings, as our brothers and sisters." ~ Dalai Lama

"Whatever steps, however small, one can take towards learning to reduce the influence of the negative emotions can be very helpful." ~Dalai Lama

"When human nature is aggressive and destructive, you get the impression our future is doomed. That is a mistake." ~Dalai Lama

"When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace." ~Dalai Lama XIV

"When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others." ~Dalai Lama

"Whether one believes in a religion or not, whether one asserts that there are former and future lifetimes or not, there is no one who does not appreciate compassion." ~Dalai Lama

"Whether one is rich or poor, educated or illiterate, religious or non-believing, man or woman, black, white, or brown, we are all the same. Physically, emotionally, and mentally, we are all equal. We all share basic needs for food, shelter, safety, and love. We all aspire to happiness and we all shun suffering. Each of us has hopes, worries, fears, and dreams. Each of us wants the best for our family and loved ones. We all experience pain when we suffer loss and joy when we achieve what we seek. On this fundamental level, religion, ethnicity, culture, and language make no difference." ~Dalai Lama

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Barbara Kingsolver Quotes


"Growing food was the first activity that gave us enough prosperity to stay in one place, form complex social groups, tell our stories, and build our cities." ~Barbara Kingsolver

"One of the very first things I figured out about life is that it's better to be a hopeful person than a cynical, grumpy one, because you have to live in the same world either way, and if you're hopeful, you have more fun." ~Barbara Kingsolver

"Stop a minute, right where you are. Relax your shoulders, shake your head and spine like a dog shaking off cold water. Tell that imperious voice in your head to be still..." ~Barbara Kingsolver

"The power is in the balance: We are our injuries, as much as we are our successes." ~Barbara Kingsolver

"The very best you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance, but live right in it, under its roof." ~Barbara Kingsolver

"To be hopeful, to embrace one possibility after another-that is surely the basic instinct...crying out: high Tide! Time to move out into the glorious debris. Time to take this life for what it is." ~Barbara Kingsolver

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Crowfoot. - life

"What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset." ~Crowfoot

Edward de Bono Quotes

“If you want to reach the sky, you better learn how to kneel.” ~ Bono

"The world is more malleable than you think, and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape." ~Bono

"We need creativity in order to break free from the temporary structures that have been set up by a particular sequence of experience." ~Edward de Bono

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Thought for Today - Peace

"As our thought so is our consciousness, and as is our consciousness so is our life. Let your first thought of the day simply be peaceful. Plant this seed. Water it with attention and you will gather the calm." ~Thought for Today-UK

"Humanity is like a tree. Each human being is connected with the Seed and belongs to the same tree. The beauty of the tree is that it has different branches and on each branch, numerous leaves. All individuals are also different and have their own role. Think about what we have in common and you will appreciate every human being. This is the key to remain at peace." ~Thought for Today-UK

"It is said that rest is best. Imagine an ocean of peace and silence and plunge into it. Let your mind relax and enjoy moments of tranquillity. Free yourself from wasteful thoughts. This is the best type of rest." ~Thought for Today-UK

"Notice how your senses are connected to your mind. Anything negative they pick up, or generate, will disturb the mind’s workings. To maintain peace of mind, use your eyes, ears, and mouth with care." ~Thought for Today-UK

"Peace is not a passive attitude; it is an active state. It requires having constant attention in order to live and to respond as a peaceful being to any upset in life." ~Thought for Today-UK

"The theatre of life has its own script. Each instant is unique. Live each moment as if it were the most important of all. You will enjoy and feel peace. Discover your spirit and the treasure within. Your spirit is full of peace. Your spirit is peace." ~Thought for Today-UK

"There is a silence into which the world cannot intrude. There is an ancient peace you carry in your heart and have not lost. There is a love you have missed for so long and will always come back to." ~Thought for Today-UK

"There is an ancient peace you carry in your heart and have not lost." ~Thought for Today-UK

"To be peaceful you have to see yourself as a peaceful being. It means to think about being peaceful. It means that you have to be able to describe it in words. You must be capable of experiencing the feelings you would have if you reached that peaceful state. Now believe in it. If you feel it, it's real. Simply work on it and keep it uppermost in your mind. Make it yours and it will become your natural behaviour." ~Thought for Today-UK

"True peace can be experienced only when we stop giving and taking sorrow. In order not to give sorrow we need a clear heart that has no ill feelings and for not taking sorrow we need a big heart that can tolerate and help other souls to get over their weaknesses." ~Thought for Today-UK

On a Rivercat Cruise via Parramatta River
5 September 2011

"When your open your eyes in the morning, sit for a moment and appreciate the gift of a new day, create a peaceful thought and enjoy some moments of silence throughout the whole day." ~Thought for Today-UK