"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

8/31/11

Benjamin Haydon - win, keep and preserve

"The great difficulty is first to win a reputation; the next to keep it while you live; and the next to preserve it after you die, when affection and interest are over, and nothing but sterling excellence can preserve your name. Never suffer youth to be an excuse for inadequacy, nor age and fame to be an excuse for indolence." ~Benjamin Haydon (1786–1846), British artist. "Table Talk," vol. 2, Correspondence and Table-Talk, ed. Frederic Wordsworth Haydon (1876).

Jack Gilbert - furnace of the world

“We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of the world.” ~Jack Gilbert

Luc de Clapier de Vauvanargues - sleeping mind

“Indolence is the sleep of the mind. [Fr., L'indolence est le sommeil des esprits.]” ~Luc de Clapier de Vauvanargues

8/30/11

Frank Tyger Quotes


"Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble." ~Frank Tyger

"Opportunity's favourite disguise is trouble." ~Frank Tyger

"There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear." ~Frank Tyger from Robin L Photography

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Don Roff - individuals

"If you treat your characters like people, they'll reward you by being fully developed individuals." ~Don Roff

Quotes on FEELINGS and EMOTIONS


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

"A good woman loves hard; she doesn't know any other way to love. So, when she gets a little "Emotional" as we men sometimes like to call it, it's not because she's holding back... it's because she's giving it everything she's got." -Mr. Amari Soul, Reflections Of A Man

"A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem, accomplishes more than he or she who fills our memory with rows on rows of natural objects, classified with name and form." ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Acknowledge the feelings and allow them and see them as part of the human condition. They are like subtle thought forms. Emotions are really subtle thought forms. And they all arise in response to something. They are reactions that come. ...you can feel how reactive your emotions are to situations. ... So you cultivate a quietness in yourself that just watches these things coming and going and arising and passing away. And you learn not to act out your emotions, but just to appreciate and allow them. That’s part of the way in which you use them spiritually." ~Ram Dass

"And there was a sea. I was not prepared for the flood of emotion which swept over me when I saw it. I was stirred to the very depths of my being – tears filled my eyes – I trembled! For a moment it seemed passionately to me that I could never leave it again." ~L.M. Montgomery

"Anger is a feeling that makes your mouth works faster than your mind." ~Evan

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

“As your senses delight in the attractive loveliness of the earth, think of the world that is to come, that shall never know the blight of sin and death; where the face of nature will no more wear the shadow of the curse. Let your imagination picture the home of the saved, and remember that it will be more glorious than your brightest imagination can portray. ..”. ~from Becky Kay

"Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain." ~Eckhart Tolle

"Being a bookworm means having non-fictional feelings for fictional characters." ~The Bookworm's Diary

"Being in love, she concluded, is simply a presentation of our pasts to another individual, mostly packages so unwieldy that we can no longer manage the loosened strings alone.” ~Zelda Fitzgerald

"Beware of giving up too soon. Our emotions are not reliable guides." ~John Piper

"But reason has no power against feeling, and feeling older than history is no light matter." ~Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)

"Choose thoughts that give you the emotions of being alive and excited about life." ~Bryant McGill

“Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.” ~C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair

"Do not allow yourself to be blinded by fear and anger. Everything is only as it is." ~Yuki Urushibara

"Don’t become who hurt you.” ~Anon

"Don't let your emotions drag you down. Let them flow through you as a gentle breeze ruffles the sea." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits." ~Fulton Sheen

"Emotions are like waves. Watch them disappear in the distance on the cast calm ocean." ~Ram Dass

"Emotions run high and sometimes logic runs low.” ~Alex Nation, frontrunner of The Bachelor 2016

"Every lesson is a widening of the mind beyond its conceptual limits; a stretching of the heart beyond its emotional boundaries." ~Gilbert 'Gibo' Teodoro, Jr

"Every pain that you learn to tolerate leaves you healthier than it found you" ~Gilbert Teodoro, Jr.

‪"Every time one laughs a nail is removed from one's coffin." ~Honduran Proverb ‬

"Expressed affection is the best of all methods to use when you want to light a glow in someone's heart and to feel it in your own." ~Ruth Stafford Peale (1906-2008)

"Fear and love are the deepest of human emotions.” ~Anon

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

"Fear leads to anger…anger leads to hate…hate leads to suffering." -Master Yoda of Star Wars The Phantom Menace.

“Feeling is deep and still; and the word that floats on the surface Is as the tossing buoy, that betrays where the anchor is hidden.” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on Feeling

"Feelings aren't like thoughts, they can't be changed at will." ~Dorothy Koomson

"Feelings tell you what to say. Technique gives you the tools with which to say it. Faculty lies in knowing what to do next. To know what to do next, you must master process ... an ordered step-by-step presentation of materials that presses emotional buttons in your reader, so he feels the way you want him to feel." ~Dwight Swain - Techniques of the Selling Writer

"How can a person who cannot be happy alone, be happy in relationship?" ~Osho

"I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain." ~James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time (Mermaids of the Lake)

"I have love in me which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If you cannot satisfy one, I will indulge in the other.” ~Mary Shelley

"I have looked into the eyes of many animals. Each time I get a special feeling. A feeling quite different from human eye contact. It is a unique feeling. It touches my heart. It affects my soul." ~A.D. Williams

"I still own my heart, which I know because it hurts so much.” ~Emilie Autumn

"I think there is something beautiful in reveling in sadness. The proof is how beautiful sad songs can be. So I don’t think being sad is to be avoided. It’s apathy and boredom you want to avoid. But feeling anything is good, I think. Maybe that’s sadistic of me.” ~Joseph Gordon-Levitt

"If there is a single definition of healing it is to enter mercy and awareness those pains, mental and physical, from which we have withdrawn in judgment and dismay."~Imee Marcos

"If we feel hurt by others words, it is not their words that affect us, it is how we choose to interpret those words that affect us." ~James Blanchard Cisneros

"If you are unhappy, you will always make a relationship with an unhappy person... A miserable person tends to find a miserable partner." ~Unattributed

"If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been." ~Robert H. Schuller

“In the life of everyone there is a limited number of experiences which are not written upon the memory, but stamped there with a die; and in the long years after, they can be called up in detail, and every emotion that was stirred by them can be lived through anew; these are the tragedies of life.” ~James Weldon Johnson, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages." ~Frederick Nietzsche

"Judge yourself no longer. Instead thank all your ‘negative’ thoughts and emotions for showing you that what they offer you, you truly do not want." ~James Blanchard Cisneros

"Living sensually is pleasurably employing the senses." ~Anon

"Loneliness is a part of the human experience." ~Panache Desai

"Love is the most powerful emotion and that makes it the most dangerous.” ~Anon

"Make up your mind that nothing is more important than how I feel now, because now is everything." ~Abraham Hicks

"Not honoring your feelings is also the breeding ground for poor boundary setting; the birthplace of anger and resentment of others!" ~Newal Kto Moh

"Often we allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. We lose many irreplaceable hours brooding over grievances that, in a year's time, will be forgotten by us and by everybody. No, let us devote our life to worthwhile actions and feelings, to great thoughts, real affections and enduring undertakings." ~Andre Maurois

"One of the best feelings in the world is knowing that your presence and absence both mean something to someone." ~Anon

"Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone." -Paul Tillich

"Our mind and emotions play a huge part in how we respond to food." ~Brett Elliott

"Pain changes people. It makes them trust less, overthink more and shut people out." ~Anon

"Pain is the passing lane where you leave the competition behind you." ~Tim Fargo

"Perhaps his might be one of the natures where a wise estimate of consequences is fused in the fires of that passionate belief which determines the consequences it believes in." ~ George Eliot (1819-1880)

"Real love is feeling like being a part of that person's life almost isn't enough. It's more like a feeling that you would live in the same skin with them if you could and share every thought, heart beat, and emotion as one." ~Rod Cannon

“Regard fear as the kindling to build a big fire of fearlessness.” ~Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

"Revenge and hate reside in minds. Forgiveness and love reside in souls." ~A.D. Williams

"Risk-taking is part of daily life. If you do not speculate, you don't feel sorrow of losing nor feel the joy of winning. Always dare to win!" ~Alberto Ramos Rojo

“Smiling is the best way to face every problem, to crush every fear and to hide every pain.” ~Anon

"Some feelings sink so deep into the heart that only loneliness can help you find them again. Some truths are so painful that only shame can help you live with them. Some things are so sad that only your soul can do the crying for them.” ~Gregory David Roberts

"Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.”~G.R.R. Martin

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

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

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

"That is the way it is with a wound. The wound begins to close in on itself, to protect what is hurting so much. And once it is closed, you no longer see what is underneath, what started the pain.” ~Amy Tan

"The best feeling in the whole world is watching things finally fall into place after watching them fall apart for so long." ~AgapΩ

"The degree of one's emotions varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts." ~Bertrand Russell

"The magnitude and bottomlessness of the pain you feel is a testament to the love you shared." ~F. Ferguson

"The more we read books, the likelier our ability to understand better the emotions of others. Read. Take advantage of the Net." ~Rafael Alunan III, 8 January 2017)

"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed." ~Albert Einstein, 'The World As I See It,' 1930

"The most painful tears are not the ones that fall from your eyes and cover your face. They’re the ones that fall from your heart and cover your soul." ~Lessons Learned in Life

"The sand and ocean water tend to take all worries and pain away." ~Janna (a single mum)

"The wisdom we gain from our pain or tragedies are important to other people, guideposts they can learn something from in life." ~George Daniel Anos

"The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing." ~Herodotus

"There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away." ~Henry Ward Beecher

"There are moments in life, when a single hug holds all the answers you need." ~Zachry K. Douglas

"... there are other kinds of emotions that are generated — emotions like anger, sadness, joy, that whole range of emotions. What one cultivates is spaciousness or an awareness that allows you to acknowledge the feelings, and it comes back to the word appreciating again." ~Ram Dass

"Those in control of their emotions, are in control of their life." ~A.D. Williams

"Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler." ~Fred Nietzsche

"To hurt is as human as to breathe.” ~J.K. Rowling

"We own our emotions, they don't own us." ~Susan David

"We try to hide our feelings, but we forgot that our eyes speak." ~Anon

"When emotions are in equanimity, then your life is smooth, comfortable, and at ease." ~Dr. Susan Shumsky

"When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” ~Simon Sinek

"When we are feeling fearful, tense, and worried or stuck, we just need to remember we’ve been here before and we’ve always worked our way through it. We are so much stronger and so much more capable than we may think. And if you don’t believe me, just look at all you’ve already dealt with and remind yourself – you’re still here! Then fluff up those pillows and get some good sleep." ~Begin with Yes

"When you really care about someone, their mistakes never change our feelings because it is the mind that gets angry but the heart still cares." ~from Follow Your Dreams

"Whenever you depend on somebody, you can never forgive that man. He makes you dependent, he makes you feel helpless." ~Osho

"Whenever you feel sad, sit silently and allow sadness to come; don't try to escape from it. Make yourself as sad as you can. Don't avoid it..." ~Osho

"Without healing our childhood wounds and forgiving our parents, we stay emotionally stuck at the age of our earliest wounds, repeating that suffering as adults." ~The Mind Unleashed

“Woman is a delicate creature with strong emotions who has been created by the Almighty God to shoulder responsibility for educating society and moving toward perfection. God created woman as symbol of His own beauty and to give solace to her partner and her family.” ~Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S

"You are more likely to act yourself into feelings, than feel yourself into action." ~Dr. Jerome Brunner

"You try to hide your emotions, so as not to show weaknesses to others.” ~Michael Schumacher

"You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. True power is restraint. If words control you that means everyone else can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass." ~Anon

"You’ll stop hurting when you stop hoping.” ~Guillaume Musso

"Your soul is your source of true desires and latent tendencies, longing for expression." ~Dr. Susan Shumsky


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"Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions." ~Pablo Picasso

"Give yourself time to be sad, frustrated, and angry. Give yourself time to heal, accept, and to grow. Time doesn’t erase anything, but it can provide you with enough space to be able to breathe again. And then one day you wake up and your heart has a little bit of sunshine in it. And day by day people offer you pieces of their hearts to help remake your own. Allow yourself to be where you are at, to feel what you are feeling, and to experience everything that means. And during this process, look and listen for that glimmer of hope. It is there, I promise. And it is waiting for you to see it. Because one of the most beautiful things about humans is their capacity to heal, grow, and survive. Facing it. That is how you get through." ~Jessica Jensen

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Melissa R Kidder - step closer

"There are times that we all don't like what we see of ourselves, inside and out. I think that just puts us another step closer to who we should be because we know we haven't "arrived." ~Melissa R Kidder

Keith D. - been there

"Religion is for people who are afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for those of us who have been there. I ain't afraid of going to hell, I've been there. I don't want to go back." ~Keith D. (A.A.)

Danette P LeMaire Quotes

[With Permission from Danette]

"Conversion is not a matter of knowing God's truth. It is a matter of acting on that knowledge in such a way that He is able to 'write' His laws on our hearts and minds." ~Danette P LeMaire.

"I have learned that trust is to be earned, not given." ~Danette P LeMaire.

"One sure way to stay out of debate is to not take the bait. If someone entices you to look at a point of view which requires you to step off the solid foundation of God's clear instructions, that is bait." ~Danette P LeMaire.

"Pray for ears willing to hear, minds willing to understand and hearts willing to do whatever it takes." ~Danette P LeMaire.

"Some people live in a dream world of their own. Facts and reality are not allowed. Facts and reality are expected to obey their whims." ~Danette P LeMaire.

"There is great safety in living within the boundaries of truth!" ~Danette P LeMaire.

"We flee from the truth in vain." ~Danette P LeMaire

"Winning without dignity or grace is not winning." ~Danette LeMaire


Her Collection:

"There is nothing that sin/addiction can introduce into my life that God cannot transform into something that will glorify Him!" ~Anon

"You cannot create safety by building barricades around yourself. Safety is an attitude. It is a part of the way you see the world." (Safe Places - c1997)

W. E. B. Du Bois Quotes

"Believe in life. Always human beings will live and progress to a greater, broader and fuller life." ~W. E. B. Du Bois

"Life has its pains and evils-its bitter disappointments; but like a good novel and in healthful length of days, there is infinite joy of seeing the world, the most interesting of continued stories, unfold..." ~W.E.B. Dubois

Walt Disney Quotes


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

"Disneyland is a work of love." ~Walt Disney

"I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter." ~Walt Disney

"I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained." ~Walt Disney

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

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." ~Walt Disney

"LAUGHTER is timeless. IMAGINATION has no age. And DREAMS are forever." ~Walt Disney

"People look at you and me to see what they are supposed to be. And, if we don’t disappoint them, maybe, just maybe, they won’t disappoint us." ~Walt Disney

"The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique." ~Walt Disney

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." ~Walt Disney

"When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do." ~Walt Disney

"You may not realise it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you." ~Walt Disney

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John Quincy Adams Quotes


"I read my eyes out, and cant read half enough. The more one reads the more one sees we have to read." ~John Adams

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are a leader." ~John Quincy Adams

"Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order." ~John Adams

"Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." ~John Quincy Adams

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Harold Kushner Quotes


"Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people brings happiness." ~Rabbi Harold Kushner

“I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.” ~Harold Kushner

"If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul." ~Harold Kushner

"We teach children how to measure and how to weigh. We fail to teach them how to revere, how to sense wonder and awe." ~Harold Kushner

"When you carry out acts of kindness, you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, "Yes, this is how I ought to feel." ~Harold Kushner

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Larry Salyer - composition

"What we are is 50 percent heredity and 50 percent environment." ~Larry Salyer

Mx - Fact: 120 Snake Species

"There are 120 species of snake In Queensland. Most are venomous, 20 are classed as dangerous and 16 are potentially fatal." ~ Source: Mx, Sydney's Free Circulation

Carl Schurz Quotes


Eden Port
March 2011

“Ideas are like the stars: we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them.” ~Carl Schurz

"Ideas are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny." ~Carl Schurz

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8/29/11

H. Norman Wright - Laughter

"Laughter is one of God's gifts. Life is filled with incidents that lend themselves to ... an uncontrolled siege of laughter. Remember to laugh with one another rather than at one another. Look for the lighter side in the seriousness of life." ~H. Norman Wright, Author - Quiet Times for Every Parent.

Jacques Maritain - gratitude

"Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy." ~Jacques Maritain

Amanda Ford Quotes

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"Forgiveness means letting go of a hurtful situation and moving on with your own happiness." ~Amanda Ford

"The act of forgiveness is a necessary and truly transformational process.You must be willing to forgive any person or situation that has caused you pain , and release them." ~Amanda Ford

"True forgiveness is extremely cathartic - it will cleanse you and set you free. It is an incredible powerful process , one that will immediately shift you from a place of pain and anger to a higher vibrational frequency of love." ~Amanda Ford


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Ray Bradbury Quotes


"Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don't, they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers." ~Ray Bradbury

"First you jump off the cliff and you build your wings on the way down." ~Ray Bradbury

"Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall." ~Ray Bradbury

"Life should be touched, not strangled. You've got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it." ~Ray Bradbury

‪"Looking back over a lifetime, you see that love was the answer to everything." ~Ray Bradbury‬

"Treasure this precious day and treasure yourself. Truly, neither will ever happen again." ~Ray Bradbury

"We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out." ~Ray Bradbury

"Will we ever stop being afraid of nights and death? When you reach the stars, boy, yes, and live there forever, all the fears will go, and Death himself will die." ~Ray Bradbury

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Forest C. Shaklee Sr. - attribute of love

"To gain happiness, you must learn to enjoy that which you have. It is not how much you have. It is what we think about that which we have that produces happiness. In building a happy, contented life, you must give happiness to others. No one living unto him or herself will ever be contented with his or her lot. Your happiness is reflected upon you through the service you give to others. And the thought you give to the creation of happiness will attract a happiness-service from others. Start creating the happiness-habit by producing happy, love-filled thoughts. Happiness is an attribute of love; therefore, you can never be happy until you give your love to others." ~Forest C. Shaklee Sr.

Diane Sawyer Quotes

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"I so believe in the fact that we are somehow born to love the truth" ~Diane Sawyer

"Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it." ~Diane Sawyer

"Whenever you are blue or lonely or stricken by something you did, the cure and the hope is in caring about other people." ~Diane Sawyer

"You have to start by changing the story to tell yourself about getting older. The minute you say to yourself, 'Time is everything, and I'm going to make sure that time is used the way I dream it should be used,' then you've a whole different story." ~Diane Sawyer

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Archibald Rutledge - good fortune

"One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others." ~Archibald Rutledge

Elizabeth Kenny - better to be a lion

"It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life." ~Elizabeth Kenny

Stan Getz - music

"My life is music. And in some vague, mysterious, and subconscious way, I have always been driven by a taut inner spring which has propelled me to almost compulsively reach for perfection in music, often--in fact, mostly--at the expense of everything else in my life." ~Stan Getz

Lyn-Marie Hick - imagination

"Imagination means seeing beyond the circumstance of today to the limitless possibility of tomorrow." ~Lyn-Marie Hick

Margaret Fuller Quotes


“Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved. As far as an amiable disposition and powers of entertainment make you so, it is a happiness; but if there is one grain of plausibility, it is poison.” ~Margaret Fuller, Woman in the Nineteenth Century, 1845

"I am suffocated and lost when I have not the bright feeling of progression." ~Margaret Fuller

"If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it." ~Margaret Fuller

"Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman." ~Margaret Fuller

"The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency." ~Margaret Fuller

"Today a reader, tomorrow a evader." ~Margaret Fuller

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Marci Shimoff Quotes

"As you think, you travel. As you love, you attract. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you." ~Marci Shimoff

"If you're feeling good, then you're creating a future that's on track with your desires. If you're feeling bad, you're creating a future that's off track with your desires. As you go about your day, the law of attraction is working in every second. Everything we think and feel is creating our future. If you're worried or in fear, then you're bringing more of that into your life throughout the day." ~Marci Shimoff

Oliver Lodge - beyond imagination

"Nothing is too great or too good to be true. Do not believe that we can imagine things better than they are. In the long run, in the ultimate outlook, in the eye of the Creator, the possibilities of existence, the possibilities open to us, are beyond our imagination." ~Oliver Lodge

Florence Littauer - understanding ourself

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"When we know who we are and why we act the way we do, we can begin to understand our inner selves, improve our personalities, and learn to get along with others." ~Florence Littauer, Author of Personality Plus

8/28/11

Lawrence G. Lovasik Quotes

"Have you noticed in your past experience that your kind interpretations were almost always truer than you harsh one?" ~Lawrence G. Lovasik

"Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!" ~Lawrence G. Lovasik

8/27/11

Franceso Guicciardini Quotes

“Ambassadors are the eye and ear of states. [It., Gli ambasciadori sono l'occhio e l'orecchio degli stati.]”~Franceso Guicciardini on Statesmanship

"Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them." ~Francesco Guicciardini

Doug Firebaugh - better tomorrow

"Everyday do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow." ~Doug Firebaugh

Patricia O'Daniel MacDonald Quotes

Heavenly Father,
So often in the past I have grabbed hold of my problems in the wrong place. I tried to work them out alone. One day I came to the realization that habits, sorrows and resentments cannot be removed alone, but with the help of You, they can be. When I walk, hand and hand, with You, You guide my mind to grasp my problems in the right place that they may be worked out in Your time and in your way. I am asking now that you guide me in the right way to get over my resentment and my sorrow. I am so in prayer to you to heal my soul. I thank you from my deepest heart. Amen.
~Patricia O'Daniel MacDonald~

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"God knows exactly what will make us catch our breath as we enjoy His wonders in this world. Just think how great it will be in New Jerusalem." ~Patricia O'Daniel MacDonald (FB, 6 June 2011)


Sunset over L'Ardoise
10 February 2011

"The snow is so quiet and clean. I love the sound of the flakes falling around me. It is beautiful. Our world is still beautiful." ~Patricia O'Daniel MacDonald

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"Don't tell GOD that you have a BIG problem. Rather, tell your problem that you have a BIG GOD." ~Patricia O'Daniel MacDonald

Mid-Life

Mid-life is when the growth of hair on our legs slows down. This gives us plenty of time to care for our newly acquired mustache.

In mid-life women no longer have upper arms, we have wing spans. We are no longer women in sleeveless shirts, we are flying squirrels in drag.

Mid-life is when you can stand naked in front of a mirror and you can see your rear without turning around.

Mid-life is when you go for a mammogram and you realize that this is the only time someone will ask you to appear topless.

Mid-life is when you want to grab every firm young lovely in a tube top and scream, 'Listen, honey, even the Roman empire fell and those will too..'

Mid-life brings wisdom to know that life throws us curves and we're sitting on our biggest ones.

Mid-life is when you look at your know-it-all, cell phone carrying teenager and think, 'For this I have stretch marks?'

In mid-life your memory starts to go. In fact the only thing we can retain is water.

Mid-life means that your Body By Jake now includes Legs By Rand McNally--more red and blue lines than an accurately scaled map of Wisconsin.

Mid-life means that you become more reflective. You start pondering the 'big' questions. What is life? Why am I here? How much Healthy Choice ice cream can I eat before it's no longer a healthy choice?

But mid-life also brings with it an appreciation for what is important. We realize that breasts sag, hips expand, and chins double, but our loved ones make the journey worthwhile.

Would any of you trade the knowledge that you have now, for the body you had way back when? Maybe our bodies simply have to expand to hold all the wisdom and love we've acquired.

That's my philosophy and I'm sticking to it!

Edward E. Cummings Quotes


“A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long.” ~E. E. Cummings

“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), It’s always our self we find in the sea.” ~E.E. Cummings

“I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)” ~E.E. Cummings

“I thank God for this most amazing day: for leaping greenly spirits of tress and a blue true dream of sky; for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes.” ~E. E. Cummings

“I would rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach ten thousands stars how not to dance.” ~E. E. Cummings

"It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are." ~E.E. Cummings

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” ~E. E. Cummings

"The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else." ~E. E. Cummings

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." ~E. E. Cummings

“Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: – you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” ~E.E. Cummings

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BIOGRAPHY

E. E. Cummings
Poet

Edward Estlin Cummings, known as E. E. Cummings, with the abbreviated form of his name often written by others in lowercase letters as e e cummings, was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. Wikipedia

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Thought for Today - Positive Attitude

"See and hear every person and every situation with a positive attitude. By thinking that everything is good, everything becomes good. Make the attitude of your mind good and powerful and even something bad will become good." ~Thought for Today-UK

W. Gladden - Words

"Gentle words, quiet words, are after all the most powerful words. They are more convincing, more compelling, more prevailing." ~W. Gladden

Mark Brown - onto my knees

"The best preacher I ever encountered was emotional pain. It drove me into the Bible, onto my knees in prayer and taught me how much I need God." ~Mark Brown


Surf Reyes -Quotes


"All of life are about relationships. We are as waves in one sea, flowing into each other...and transforming each other...BEING EACH OTHER! No one is ever the same, or ever lost...every wave forever arises from, and returns to the one sea! ......Though the surface of the sea is forever moving and changing, there is the never changing silent stillness deep down below. We must learn to be...the wholeness of the sea!" ~Surf Reyes

"All of life is a mirror...wherever you look, the beauty that you find is really your own!" ~Surf Reyes

"Everyone is a teacher to one who is open to learn." ~Surf Reyes

"Loneliness is a very beautiful human experience! When you have learned to transcend your human personality vessel and regain awareness of who you really are as the soul, the spirit of universal love within it...you can actually find joy in loneliness!" ~Surf Reyes

"Our meaning and purpose here on Earth is to inspire each other to be the best we can be in our own totally unique ways! In this way do we serve the divine will of realizing divine love on Earth!" ~Surf Reyes, FB 15 Nov 2015

"Religion is the life one lives...not just what one professes to believe. My religion then is love, peace, kindness, compassion for all." ~Surf Reyes, FB 2012

"Romance ... It's not a place...it's not a dream. Nor is it exclusive to the blissful relationship of a man and a woman made one in love. It is the very dance of life itself...in sunrises and sunsets, in the pulsing firefly stars in the night-sky, in the stretching of grass, the fragrance of blooming flowers flirting with the flying flowers, in the reflection of the universe in the dewdrop clinging to a leaf in the morning mist...it is in the awesome poetry of the living oneness of all in love all around us!" ~Surf Reyes

"The problem of most people is having low self worth...from comparing themselves with others. Relative perception, or comparing yourself with others is baseless and meaningless. Your true worth does not depend on others. Your true worth is in the absolute reality that you are the only one of your kind in the whole Universe, totally unique! And the Universe would not be complete, and as beautiful...without you! Love starts with oneself. Appreciate, respect, and celebrate your total uniqueness...as you do all others." ~Surf Reyes

"We’re only as old as now, you and I, and all things that really matter. But many only see what will die, what loves in us is forever." ~Surf Reyes, FB 15 Nov 2015

"Wisdom is knowing the difference between perception and reality. Perception, which is essentially intellectual interpretation, is vulnerable to distortion even as the actual reality itself is not. In the same way can your image be distorted in a circus mirror while the actual reality of yourself beyond the mirror remains undefiled. There is harmless distortion of perception as in the case of the circus mirror but there is the dis-empowering insidious manipulation of perception that is the strategy of all denominators throughout history." ~Surf Reyes, Philippine Art Scene Controversy: Three Faces of Pretension, FB

VERSE

As a love being, "I love" really means, "I am."
As, "I love you" really means, "I am you."
As, "I love all" really means, "I am all."

I am all that I love.

I am art, I am music, I am poetry,
I am the ever-changing face of the sea,
I am the flowing of rivers that turn into waterfalls,
I am the flurry of flying wings, I am the lonely peacock's calls,
I am the singing of birds, I am the laughter of children,
I am the touch of the wind, I am the silent embrace of a garden,
I am the neon-colored clouds of the twilight sky,
I am the flowers flirting with the flowers that flit and fly,
I am the Universe reflected on a dewdrop sitting on a leaf in the morning mist,
I am the rainbow the sunlight kissed,
I am sunrises and sunsets, I am a cold night's bonfire heat,
I am the moonlight, I am the grains of sand on my feet,
I am the trees suckling the Earth, I am the stars,
I am the lamps of pulsing fireflies in open jars
I am the swaying tall grass where I walk, I am dance,
I am the throbbing of hearts, I am romance...

I am you.

@Surf Reyes
16 Nov 2015

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Of Fire and Rain

Last night,
The thought of leaving
In the morning
Plunged me into
deep
loneliness.

You sat beside me in a crowd,
We were together,
while I was
alone
and afraid.

In the morning,
The pain of sadness
Cut like a knife
As we parted.

Loneliness embraced me
As I embraced my humanity.

My soul found
joy
in the pain,
In the beauty of feelings and tears,
Of fire
and rain.

In my soul
I know
We can never be apart,
Only forever a part
Of each other.

Surf Reyes
20 December 2015


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Joan Chittister Quotes


"A hard heart makes for hard judgments; a compassionate heart understands the humanity of the one we presume to judge." ~Joan Chittister

"Compassion for the other comes out of our ability to accept ourselves." ~Joan Chittister

"Compassion is not sympathy. Compassion is mercy. It is a commitment to take responsibility for the suffering of others." ~Joan Chittister

"Compassion is the ability to understand how difficult it is for people to be the best of what they want to be at all times." ~Joan Chittister

"Compassion is the virtue that opens heaven to us." ~Joan Chittister

"Compassion makes no distinction between friends and enemies, neighbors and outsiders, compatriots and foreigners. Compassion is the gate to human community." ~Joan Chittister

"Everyone suffers in life. Compassion is that quality in another that makes it possible for us to survive it." ~Joan Chittister

"Ideals do not determine what we do to make a living in life; They govern what we become as we do it." ~Joan Chittister from LLF

"It's one thing to do good; it's another thing to be good. It's possible, perhaps, to do good simply out of principle, but it's impossible to really be good that way--not if goodness is a quality of the heart and not simply an exercise of the will."

"Life buffets us at our best. That's why the hand of one who understands our efforts, our errors, becomes the bridge that carries us over the failures of life." ~Joan Chittister

"What we hold in our hearts for others is the way we'll act toward them." ~Joan Chittister

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"There is within each of us a child. A child who, to one degree or another, did not receive the parenting he or she wanted. There was not enough love or care or support.

We keep looking for someone to be the good parent, someone to count on. We demand that our own parents change and apologize for their mistakes or inadequacies. They often become defensive and refuse; they didn't have a "total" parent, either.

There is only one way to get superb parenting of the child who will always be within you. Only one person truly knows what that child wants. Only one person will, or can, love and nurture that child to the point of peace and joy. Only one person can be the good mother, father, brother, sister. You are your best parent and friend.

Accept, love, and care for the child within you." ~Joan Chittister

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8/26/11

Elias Hicks - blade of grass

 A Walkabout with Au in SH
21 August 2011

"The fulness of the godhead dwelt in every blade of grass." ~Elias Hicks

Idries Shah - enlightenment

"Enlightenment must come little by little - otherwise it would overwhelm." ~Idries Shah

Thought for Today-UK - GREED

"Diamond alone can cut another diamond and a thorn alone will have to be used to remove another thorn. The tendency to be greedy can be cured by another facet of greed. Instead of showing attachment towards worldly objects, one's attention should be directed towards divinity. We can be greedy to acquire spiritual knowledge. Let me possess a deep desire to develop forgiveness, politeness, straightforwardness and peacefulness." ~Thought for Today-UK

Georg Hegel - consciousness of freedom

"The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom." ~Georg Hegel

Will Smith Quotes


"Don’t chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard. The right people…the ones who really belong in your life, will come to you. And stay." ~Will Smith

"If you are absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success." ~Will Smith

"Never underestimate the pain of a person, because in all honesty, everyone is struggling. Some people are better at hiding it than others." ~Will Smith

"Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotion." ~Will Smith

"Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too." ~Will Smith

"Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like." ~Will Smith

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Epicurus Quotes

"Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist." ~Epicurus

"Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not." ~Epicurus

"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for." ~Epicurus

"Good friends are like stars. You don't always see them, but you know they are always there." ~Epicurus

"It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help." ~Epicurus

"Let no one delay the study of philosophy while young nor weary of it when old." ~Epicurus

"Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance." ~Epicurus

"Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is to little." ~Epicurus

"Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship." ~Epicurus

"The greater difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests." ~Epicurus

"The man least dependent upon the morrow goes to meet the morrow most cheerfully." ~Epicurus

"You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity." ~Epicurus

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Theodore Isaac Rubin - beginning of wisdom

“Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.” ~Theodore Isaac Rubin

Fred Astaire - OLD AGE

"Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young." ~Fred Astaire

James L. Christensen - produce a character

“The purpose of Christianity is not to avoid difficulty, but to produce a character adequate to meet it when it comes. It does not make life easy; rather it tries to make us great enough for life.” ~James L. Christensen

Scott Hamilton - disability

“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” ~Scott Hamilton

Sara Jeannette Duncan - laugh at oneself

“One loses many laughs by not laughing at oneself.” ~Sara Jeannette Duncan

Sasha Azevedo - overcome great obstacles

“I certainly don’t regret my experiences because without them, I couldn’t imagine who or where I would be today. Life is an amazing gift to those who have overcome great obstacles, and attitude is everything!” ~Sasha Azevedo

Johann Kaspar Lavater - impotence

"Airs of importance are the credentials of impotence." ~Johann Kaspar Lavater

Pearl S. Buck Quotes


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"Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied." ~Pearl S. Buck on Mistakes

"Growth itself contains the germ of happiness." ~Pearl S. Buck

“I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.” ~Pearl S. Buck

"I love people. I love my family, my children . . . but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up." ~Pearl S. Buck

"If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.” ~Pearl Buck

"Inside myself is a place where I live all alone, and that’s where I renew my springs that never dry up." ~Pearl Buck

"Life is the wonder with which we are all infused." ~Pearl S. Buck

"Love dies only when growth stops." ~Pearl S. Buck

"Order is the shape upon which beauty depends." ~Pearl Buck

"The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it." ~Pearl S. Buck, 1892-1973, American Novelist

"The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation." ~Pearl S. Buck

"There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness." ~Pearl S. Buck

"To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth." ~Pearl S. Buck

"Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is dull without it." ~Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973)

"You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings." ~Pearl S. Buck

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Swami Sivananda Quotes


"Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future." ~Swami Sivananda

"Put your heart, mind, and soul into even the smallest acts. This is the secret of success." ~Swami Sivananda

"Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success." ~Swami Sivananda

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Romeo Rivera - Ten Commandments

"God's blessings abound on earth. Too much poverty only shows how ugly and horrible greed is...no other reason but GREED!!! No wonder Jesus had summarized the TEN COMMANDMENTS into "loving thy neighbor as thyself", next to Loving God." ~Romeo Rivera, FB, 24 August 2011

Brittany Renée - what my HEART led me to

“I would much rather have regrets about not doing what people said, than regretting not doing what my heart led me to and wondering what life had been like if I'd just been myself.” ~Brittany Renée

8/25/11

Sue Rock - song

"Your heart knows your song, but you have to be willing to listen to the words." ~Sue Rock

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich - History

"My connection to the past, like any Historian's, is through the stuff that's left behind. It's not an imaginative connection, although imagination is part of it. It's about documents , it's about sources, it's about clues, it's about the leavings, the shards, the remnants of people who once live and don't live anymore. Without the documents, there's no history. And women left very few documents behind." ~Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Isak Dinesen Quotes


"All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them." ~Isak Dinesen

"Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever." ~Isak Dinesen

"The cure for anything is salt water. Sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Dinesen

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Israel Scoble - credibility

"Credibility is very much like virginity. Once you lose it, it is impossible to regain" ~Israel Scoble

Guy Penrod - sinner or saint

"Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future" ~Guy Penrod

Art Linkletter - make the best

"Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out." ~Art Linkletter

Lori Moreno Quotes

"Do not allow negativity or toxicity into Your Precious Life. Only Allow Positivity and Love." ~Lori Moreno

"Don't let anyone ever dim Your Light." ~Lori Moreno

"Forgiveness may not change Your Past (gone) but will Absolutely Empower Your Future." ~Lori Moreno

Lise Funderburg - rules

"Here are the real rules: Don't run with scissors, don't leave the iron on, don't cross against the light, and don't be afraid of a broken heart." ~Lise Funderburg


Barbara Garrison - fear

"Fear grows out of the things we think; it lives in our minds. Compassion grows out of the things we are, and lives in our hearts." ~Barbara Garrison

Stone Gossard - human instinct

Darling Harbour Cruise
17 August 2010
 
“It’s a perfectly human instinct to want to be near water.” ~Stone Gossard

Thomas Hobbes - last voyage

 Courtesy by Lily Dancel
Pacific Jewel Cruise 2010

“Now I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark.” ~Thomas Hobbes on Last words

William Langland - nothing sharp

"There smites nothing so sharp, nor smelleth so sour as shame." ~William Langland

Lillian Hellman Quotes

"Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth." ~Lillian Hellman

"Things start out as hopes and end up as habits." ~Lillian Hellman

Thought for Today - Anger

"Never give way to anger - otherwise in one moment you could burn up the joy that you collected over a long period." ~Thought for Today-UK

8/23/11

David Mccord - possessor of Soul

"A pedestrian is a man in danger of his life. A walker is a man in possession of his soul." ~David Mccord

Isabella Beeton Quotes

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"A judicious choice of friend is essential to happiness. The daily round of work is much more pleasant if cheered by friends who are often able to give, or pleased to receive, help in the little difficulties that occur in everyday life." ~Isabella Beeton

"There's a place for everything, and everything in its place." ~Isabella Beeton (I learned from my Home Economics class 1961 with Mrs Placida dela Cruz Laroya)

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Aurora Greenway - work, love, dance

“Work like you don't need the money, love like your heart has never been broken, and dance like no one is watching” ~Aurora Greenway


Carolyn Wells - Louder Than

"Actions lie louder than words." ~Carolyn Wells

Price Cobb - windshield

"Some days you're the bug. Some days you're the windshield." ~Price Cobb

William Pitt - aged heart

"Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged heart." ~William Pitt

Thomas A. Bennett - another mind

"No mind, however loving, could bear to see plainly into all the recess of another mind." ~Thomas A. Bennett

James Humes - leadership

"One secret of leadership is that the mind of a leader never turns off. Leaders even when they are sightseers or spectators, are active; not passive observers." ~James Humes

Florence Nightingale Quotes

“I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.” ~Florence Nightingale

"Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift there is nothing small about it." ~Florence Nightingale

"You ask me why I do not write something. I think one's feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results." ~Florence Nightingale

Potter Stewart - propinquity

“A person’s mere propinquity to others independently suspected of criminal activity does not give rise to probable cause to search that person.” ~Potter Stewart

Ian Percy - behavior and intention

"We judge others by their behavior. We judge ourselves by our intentions." ~Ian Percy

Joshua J. Marine - interesting and meaningful

"Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." ~Joshua J. Marine

Amy Gross - Patience

“Patience is a skill, not an inherited trait. It leads to relaxation, not self-harnessing. It gives you the freedom to have a pleasant time even when the traffic gods are playing with you. It converts the helpless rage of impatience into a delicious sense of spaciousness.” ~Amy Gross

Max L Forman - head up

"Always hold your head up but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level." ~Max L Forman

Jules Favre - fortress

"Not an inch of our territory not a stone of our fortress." ~Jules Favre

Rachel Naomi Remen Quotes


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"A human life has seasons much as the earth has seasons, each time with its own particular beauty and power. And gift. By focusing on springtime and summer, we have turned the natural process of life into a process of loss rather than a process of celebration and appreciation. Life is neither linear nor stagnant. It is movement from mystery to mystery. Just as a year includes autumn and winter, life includes death, not as an opposite but as an integral part of the way life is made." ~Rachel Naomi Remen, The Seasons of Life

"Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us, not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal. The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of rest, of acceptance of someone as they are. We are all hungry for this other silence. It is hard to find. In its presence we can remember something beyond the moment, a strength on which to build a life. Silence is a place of great power and healing." ~Rachel Naomi Remen

"Perhaps the most important thing we give each other is our attention. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words." ~Rachel Naomi Remen

"We restore the holiness of the world through our loving-kindness and compassion. Everyone participates. It is a collective task. Every act of loving-kindness, no matter how great or small, repairs the world. All those ever born have shared this collective work since the beginning of time." ~Rachel Naomi Remen

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Rowan D. Williams - admire or envy

"In a spiritually sensitive culture, then, it might well be that age is something to be admired or envied." ~Rowan D. Williams

Zora Neale Hurston Quotes


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"A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it." ~Zora Neale Hurston

"Gods always behave like the people who make them." ~Zora Neale Hurston

"Light came to me when I realized that I did not have to consider any racial group as a whole. God made them duck by duck and that was the only way I could see them." ~Zora Neale Hurston

"Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place." ~Zora Neale Hurston

"Mouths don't empty themselves unless the ears are sympathetic and knowing." ~Zora Neale Hurston

"The man makes and the woman takes." ~Zora Neale Hurston

"The man who interprets Nature is always held in great honor." ~Zora Neale Hurston

"There are years that ask questions and years that answer." ~Zora Neale Hurston

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Jill Hanna Quotes

"Contentment is not something to be gained by possession. You can not work simply at being content, but must work at making a difference. True contentment is gained by the difference you make in the lives of others." ~Jill Hanna

"Our lives a series of defining moments, strung together by passing time. Surrender fully to this moment, because it is not the moment itself that defines us, but how we choose to live in it." ~Jill Hanna

"The ache of grief is always there, but the emptiness will lift one day. Their life to us the greatest gift, and only by living can it be repaid." ~Jill Hanna

"We all at certain times in our lives find ourselves broken. True strength is found in picking up the pieces." ~Jill Hanna

"We are not defined by our trials, but by how we face them. We are all afraid; bravery is a choice, that though you may lose, you shall never be defeated." ~Jill Hanna

"When you are dispirited, held back, beat down and you have no one,you can give up, give in, or you can find those things you need to stand within yourself.If no one else believes in you, then you must believe in yourself.If you can not get the love you need from others, you must make room in your heart and give that love to yourself.You must accept yourself exactly as you are, all your flaws, all your faults, all your dreams." ~Jill Hanna

Mickey Rooney - failure to success

"You always pass failure on the way to success." ~Mickey Rooney

The Mahabharata Quotes

"Death strikes every day, yet we live our lives as though we are immortal." ~The Mahabharata (Hindu Holy Book)

"Skill is the best of all laudable things. Knowledge best of all possessions. Health best of all gains and peace of mind is the best of all happiness." ~The Mahabharata

"This is the sum of all true righteousness: deal with others as thou wouldst thyself be dealt by. Do nothing to thy neighbour which thou wouldst not have him do to thee hereafter." ~The Mahabharata

John Hay - sunshine

“Friends are the sunshine of life.” ~John Hay (1871)

Sandra Bullock Quotes


“Beginnings are usually scary and endings are usually sad, but it’s the middle that counts. You have to remember this when you find yourself at the beginning.” ~Sandra Bullock

"If a traditional home is one that is filled with lots of love and poop jokes, then I have a very traditional family." ~Sandra Bullock

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William Lyon Phelps - respect and admiration

“A student never forgets an encouraging private word, when it is given with sincere respect and admiration.” ~William Lyon Phelps

Betty Laverdure - a circle

"Everything's a circle. We're each responsible for our own actions. It will come back." ~Betty Laverdure

Paul Dickson - look forward

“May you look back on the past with as much pleasure as you look forward to the future.” ~Paul Dickson on History

Leah C. Dancel - lighthouse


Bondi Beach Lighthouse 2003
"For how can a lighthouse stand strong against the element of weather speaks its attitude and strength of character as embedded in a designer's mind." ~Leah C. Dancel, 2 December 2009, comment to eileninmind's blog Traveling with Eilen.

Oliver James - terms

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

Quotes on JOY and HAPPINESS


"Today, fill your cup with Sunshine and Laughter." ~Anonymous
"Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is." ~Maxim Gorky

"Happiness as more as you share it with others as more happy you will be." ~Jeckov Kanani

"Happiness blooms in the presence of self-respect and the absence of ego. Love yourself. Love everyone around you. Love everyone in the whole world. Know that your own life is of infinite importance, as is every other life." ~Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Happiness calls out responsive gladness in others. There is enough sadness in the world without yours ... never doubt the excellence and permanence of what is yet to be. Join the great company of those who make the barren places of life fruitful with kindness." ~Helen Keller

"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light." ~Steve Kloves (aka Albus Dumbledore)

"Happiness can only be achieved by looking inward and learning to enjoy whatever life has and this requires transforming greed into gratitude." ~Anon

"Happiness cannot be far behind a grateful heart and a peaceful mind." ~Tao & Zen

"Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude." ~Denis Waitley (1933-)

"Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves." ~Helen Keller (1880-1968)

"Happiness comes more easily when you feel good about yourself. Learn to value yourself, which means: Fight for your Happiness. Make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness. Remember: Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude." ~Anon

"Happiness comes more from loving than being loved; and often when our affection seems wounded it is only our vanity bleeding. To love, and to be hurt often, and to love." ~Anon

"Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed" ~Jameson

"Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have, and say Thanks God for the troubles we don't have." ~Anon

"Happiness depends on being free, and freedom depends on being courageous." ~Marie Rutkoski

"Happiness depends upon ourselves." ~Aristotle

"Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude." ~Dale Carnegie

"Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them." ~Count Leo Tolstoy

"Happiness does not have to be deserved, earned, worked for or paid for; it simply has to be accepted." ~Robert Holden

"Happiness flutters in the air whilst we rest among the breaths of nature." ~Kelly Sheaffer

“HAPPINESS is a choice. We all seem to be chasing it. It starts with us! True happiness is a gift that we give to ourselves, but it is also a gift that we pass to others. True happiness radiates from us and affects those around us…so the gift just keeps on giving! Every moment of the day there's a chance to create it. How? By the little and simplest ways. Doing things that we love, for our self and for others - nurtures and fulfills our soul. There will always be times of sadness in our life, we can't escape that, however, being optimistic with our thoughts at times like these we will bounce back from adversity. Most of all, be generous with your time, your compassion and your heart.” ~Angie Karan Krezos

"Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong.
The amount of work is the same. ~Francesca Reigle

"Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower." ~Anon

“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” ~Ernest Hemingway

"Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance." ~Jane Austen (1775-1817)

"Happiness in your life begins and ends within your heart." ~Doe Zantamata

"Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Happiness is a habit – cultivate it." ~Elbert Hubbard

"Happiness is a function of accepting what is." ~Werner Erhard

"Happiness is a grateful spirit, an optimistic attitude, and a heart full of love." ~Dainere Anthoney

"Happiness is a matter of choice. It is a positive attitude that we consciously choose to express. It is not a gift that gets delivered to our doorstep each morning, nor does it come flying in through the window. The pursuit of happiness is an inward journey. Our minds are like programs, awaiting the code that will determine our behavior — like bank vaults awaiting our deposits. If we regularly deposit positive, encouraging, and uplifting thoughts, we will find that there is much to rejoice about." ~Anon

"Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Happiness is a risk. If you’re not a little scared, then you’re not doing it right.” ~Sarah Addison Allen

"Happiness is all about being comfortable with where we are heading, safe in the knowledge that good things are on their way." ~David Leonhardt

"Happiness is about being at peace with yourself. It is about feeling fulfilled. It is about acceptance and generosity and enjoying whatever you are doing." ~David Leonhardt

"Happiness is feeling the wind on my face as I run downhill." ~Roby Roxanne

"Happiness is found in loving the truth in people." ~Robert Holden

"Happiness is in your ability to love others." ~Leo Tolstoy

“Happiness is like a page of every hundred pages in the book called Life in sorrow. So, if you're sad then turn those happiness pages and make yourself feel good.” ~Anon

"Happiness is like jam, you can't spread even a little without getting some on yourself." ~Vern McLellan

‎"Happiness is like potato salad, when shared with others, its a picnic." ~John Mason

"Happiness is all about being at one with all that has passed, appreciating those experienced we have lived, valuing what has come our way." ~David Leonhardt

"Happiness is all about living for the moment, living in the present, enjoying all that is around you." ~David Leonhardt

"Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure, nor this thing nor that, but simply growth." ~W.B. Yeats

"Happiness is not a goal; it is a byproduct. For what keeps our interest in life and makes us look forward to tomorrow is giving pleasure to other people." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

"Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony." ~Thomas Merton

"Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling." ~Magaret Lee Runbeck

"Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but imagination." ~Immanuel Kant

"Happiness is not in things; happiness is in you." ~Robert Holden

"Happiness is not perfected until it is sheltered." ~Jane Porter

"Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them." ~Anon

"Happiness is often the result of being too busy to be miserable." ~Anonymous

"Happiness is part of who we are. Joy is the feeling." ~Tony DeLiso

"Happiness is pleasure without regrets." ~Leo Tolstoy

"Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't even remember leaving open." ~Rose Lane

"Happiness is something that even a billionaire’s money can't buy." ~Lionel Ketchian

"Happiness is the ability to move forward, knowing the future will be better than the past. Today I choose to be happy!" ~Anon

"Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness." ~Zhuangzi

"Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, you strive for it, insist upon it and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings." ~Elizabeth Gilbert

"Happiness is the experience of mind when there is no presence of fear." ~Michael Kewley

"Happiness is the sound of the ocean, palm trees, the privilege of traveling for work, observing people in love." ~B.L.T.

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

"Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude." ~Dennis Waitley

"Happiness is there for the taking - and making." ~Oprah

"Happiness is to take up the struggle in the midst of the raging storm and not to pluck the lute in the moonlight or recite poetry among the blossoms." ~Ding Ling

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

"Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside." ~Ramana Maharshi

"Happiness, it seems to me, consists of two things: first, in being where you belong, and second-and best- in comfortably going through everyday life, that is, having had a good night's sleep and not being hurt by new shoes." ~Theodor Fontane (1819-1898)

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length." ~Robert Frost

"Happiness never decreases by being shared." ~Buddha

"Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse." ~Adam Smith

"Happiness, not in another place, but this place ...not for another hour, but this hour." ~Walt Whitman

"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open." ~John Barrymore

"Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul." ~Democritus

"Happiness seems made to be shared. [Fr., Le bonheur semble fait pour etre partage.]" ~Pierre Corneille on Happiness
(Also authored by Jean Rancine? - from A Token of Friendship 1987)

“Happiness was different in childhood. It was so much then a matter simply of accumulation, of taking things - new experiences, new emotions - and applying them like so many polished tiles to what would someday be the marvelously finished pavilion of the self.” -John Banville, The Sea

“Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.” ~Anon

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"Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action." Benjamin Disraeli ((1804-1881)

"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)

"Align with your bliss, and your abundance will follow." ~Emmanuel Dagher

"All beings seek for happiness; so let your compassion extend itself to all." ~Mahavamsa

"All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast." ~John Gunther

"All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin." ~Lord Byron

"Behind all this, some great happiness is hiding." ~Yehuda Amichai

"Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections." ~Anon

"But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?" ~Albert Camus (1913-1960)

"Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket--keep it in your own." ~Anon

"Each happiness of yesterday is a memory for tomorrow." ~George W. Douglas

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

"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

"Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity, but in doing it." ~Greg Anderson

"Gratitude begins in our hearts and then dovetails into behaviour. It almost always makes you willing to be of service, which is where the joy resides." ~AnnE Lamott

"Growth itself contains the germ of happiness." ~Pearl S. Buck

"Happy are those who take things day by day, complain very little, and are thankful for the little things in life. ~Anon

"I know well that happiness is in little things." ~John Ruskin

"I wake up every morning with a great desire to live joyfully." ~Anna Howard Shaw

"If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time." ~Edith Wharton (1826-1937)

"If you want others to be happy, practise compassion. If you want to be happy, practise compassion." ~Tenzin Gyatzo (1935 -)

"If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes." ~Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)

"If you want to find happiness, find gratitude." ~Steve Maraboli

"In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy." ~Albert Clarke

"It's not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It's necessary." ~Mandy Hale

"It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it." ~Amelia Barr

"It is only possible to live happily ever after on a daily basis." ~Margaret Bonanno

"It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is." ~Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1466-1536)

"Joy is an energy that can help you maintain optimism, so that you see opportunities instead of overwhelm." ~Breathing Happiness

"Joy is the best makeup." ~Anne Lamott

"Joy is the will which labors, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph." ~William Butler Yeats

"JOY is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are." ~Marianne Williamson

"Kind thoughts will bring harmony and happiness that money cannot buy that deepens as the passing years go by." ~Maurice Ware, 17 December 2013

"Kindness is the secret path to happiness." ~ A.D. Williams

"Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.” ~Anon from Trust Your Journey

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

"Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever." - Walt Disney

"Learn to write your pains on the sand where winds of joy can erase it away. Curve your happiness on the stone where even rain cannot dare to wash it away. Pain will give us more strength and the pain is part of growing up. It's how we learn." ~Anon

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." ~Marcel Proust (1871-1922)

"Look for happiness in little things and live a large life." ~A.D. Williams

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

"Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot had enough happiness provided for it." ~Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Many search for happiness as we look for a hat we wear on our heads." ~Nikolaus Lenus

"Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." ~Abraham Lincoln

"Most true happiness comes from one's inner life, from the disposition of the mind and soul. Admittedly, a good inner life is difficult to achieve, especially in these trying times. It takes reflection and contemplation and self-discipline." ~William L Shirer

"Much more happiness is to be found in the world than gloomy eyes discover." ~Friedrich Nietzsche

"My happiness isn't dependent on anyone else's." ~Byron Katie

"My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet, I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?" ~Charles Schulz (1922-2000)

"Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy." ~Guillaume Apollinaire

"One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory." ~Rita Mae Brown

"One of the keys to happiness is knowing you can't be great in everything but you can be awesome in something." ~Anon (via George Daniel Anos)

"One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats." ~Iris Murdoch

"People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made." ~Joan Rivers (1933-)

"People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within." ~Ramona Landerson (1887-1949)

"Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success and love. It will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature." ~Steve Maraboli

"Recipe for Happiness:
Get a container and rinse thoroughly
Add 7 things to be thankful for
Add 3 things to be hopeful for
Take a deep breath and focus on the 10 ingredients while stirring. . . .
Now smile!" ~Bob Williams.

"Remember this, that very little is needed to make a happy life." ~Marcus Aurelius

"Sometimes that little child comes out when you are having fun or playing, when you feel happy, when you are painting, or writing poetry, or playing the piano, or expressing yourself in some way. These are the happiest moments of your life--when the real you comes out, when you don't care about the past and you don't worry about the future. You are childlike." ~ Don Miguel Ruiz

"Spontaneity is the natural birthplace of JOY." ~from Gratitude in All

"Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it." ~Lessons Learned in Life

"The deepest happiness you can have comes from that capacity to help relieve the suffering of others.' ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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

"The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of every day." ~Anon

"That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great." ~Willa Cather

"The amount of happiness that you have depends on the amount of freedom you have in your heart." ~Thich Nhat Nanh (1926-)

"The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things." ~Henry Ward Beecher

"The grand essentials to happiness in this life are: something to do, something to love and something to hope for." ~George Washington Burnap

"The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions, - the little, soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasant thought and feeling." ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us." ~Ashley Montagu

"The only joy in the world is to begin." ~Cesare Pavese

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

"The pleasure which we most rarely experience gives us greatest delight." ~Epictetus

"The process of finding happiness within one's own Self may be difficult and slow but it cannot be found anywhere else." ~Swami Parthasarathy

"The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase, if you pursue happiness you'll never find it." ~C>P> Snow (1905-1980)

“The root of joy is gratefulness.” ~David Steindl-Rast

"The secret of happiness is: Find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it." ~Dan Dennett

“The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.” ~Thucydides

“The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for what He is sending us every day in His goodness.” ~St. Gianna Beretta Molla

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

"The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind." ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919)

"The way we define happiness is the joy you feel striving toward your potential." ~Shawn Achor

"There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away." ~Henry Ward Beecher

"There is no duty we so underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world." ~Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

"There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved." ~George Sand

"This was a happiness whose other name was home." ~Roger Cohen

"To be happy, use your nose. Every day is rich in smells.... a cliche, sure, but if you got roses, smell 'em." ~Trixie Koontz

"To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness." ~Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

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

“True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.” ~Joseph Addison

"True happiness cannot be found in things that change and pass away. Pleasure and pain alternate inexorably. Happiness comes from the Self and can be found in the Self only. Find your real Self and all else will come with it." ~Nisargadatta Maharaj

"True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice." ~Ben Jonson

"True happiness involves the pursuit of worthy goals. Without dreams, without risks, only a trivial semblance of living can be achieved." ~Dan Buettner

"True happiness is not made in getting something. True happiness is becoming something. This can be done by being committed to lofty goals. We cannot become something without commitment." ~Ashton

"True happiness is the acceptance of life as it is given to us, with its diminishment, mystery, uncontrollability, and all." ~Michael Gellert

“Two things prevent us from happiness: living in the past and observing others.” ~Paulo Coelho

"Use those talents you have. You will make it. You will give joy to the world. Take this tip from nature: The woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best." ~Bernard Meltzer

"Use your time and your words to spread happiness and joy and see what a difference you can make." ~Phil Parker

"We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same." ~Anne Frank (1929-1945)

"What brings joy to the heart is not so much the friend's gift, but the friend's love." ~Aelred of Rievaulx,12th century Monk. (From The Friendship Book: A Thought For Each Day 2014 sent by MPW of Hants).

"What everyone wants from life is continuous and genuine happiness." ~Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677)

"What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life." ~Leo Buscaglia (1924-1998)

"When we take full responsibility of our own happiness, and no longer seek to find it in others, true freedom is found." ~Emmanuel Dagher

"With an eye made quiet by power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, We see into the life of things." ~William Wordsworth

'You must understand, I don't have to be happy to be happy.' - Juliette Binoche

"Your happiness depends on people around you and people you love, but peace of mind you alone can cultivate. Never loose your peace of mind even when unhappy." ~Bajju

"Your happiness depends upon your very own thoughts. No one else can think your thoughts for you. Deliberately think thoughts of what you want because they're the thoughts that make you happy." ~Rhonda Byrne

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Five simple rules for happiness:
1- Free your heart from hatred.
2- Free your mind from worries.
3- Live simply.
4- Give more.
5- Expect less.

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"If you let go a little you will have a little happiness.
If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness.
If you let go completely you will be free."
~Ajahn Chah

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"The unhappiness we experience is not so much a result of the difficulties encountered along our journey as it is of our misperception of how life instructs us. We may see a failed relationship as an indictment of our self-worth when it is really a lesson in using better judgment, in valuing ourselves more, in expressing greater appreciation for our partner - lessons to prepare us for a more loving and fulfilling union. If we are passed over for a much-anticipated promotion, it may be just the push we need to get more training or to venture out on our own as an entrepreneur. As we rise to meet the challenges that are a natural part of living, we awaken to our many undiscovered gifts, to our inner power and our purpose." ~Susan L. Taylor

“There's nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn't even have to matter what they're laughing about.” ~Criss Jami

"To be happy, one only must be able to confront, which is to say, experience, those things that are. Unhappiness is only this: the inability to confront that which is." -LRH

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