Life and Living

Abe Quotes – Thoughts for Living the Life You Envision

"You make your own reality. There is no other rule."
– Seth
from Seth Speaks by Jane Roberts

"Change your thoughts and you change your world."
– Norman Vincent Peale

"It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up."
– Vincent T. Lombardi

"Here is a simple but powerful rule: always give people more than they expect to get.'
– Nelson Boswell

"Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us."
– L. Thomas Holdcraft

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
– John Wooden

"In every thought and action, think excellence."
– Byrd Bagger

"Example is not the main thing in influencing people, it is the only thing."
– Albert Schweitzer

"What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him."
– Louis L. Mann

"When you're through changing, you're through."
– Bruce Barton

"The greatest discovery is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude."
– William James

"Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching. Sing like nobody's listening.
Live like it's Heaven on Earth."
– unknown

"Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children."
-Kahlil Gibran
mystic, poet, and artist

"Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed in them."
– Henry David Thoreau
naturalist and author

"If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you.
If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you."
attributed to Jesus
– Nag Hammadi Library of Gnostic Gospels,
Book of Thomas

"Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course lie all the verities
and realities of your existence
The bliss of growth,
The glory of action,
The splendour of beauty;
For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision;
But today well lived
Makes every yesterday a dream of happiness,
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day."
– from the Sanskrit

"Extract the most possible sweetness out of everything! Do even the most insignificant things with Love."

"Only he who can 'expect anything,' who does not exclude even the mysterious, will have a relationship to life greater than just being alive."
– Ranier Maria Rilke

"Let us put aside everything which divides us and concentrate on all that unites us."
– Romain Rolland

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
There's nothing enlightening about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others."
– Marianne Williamson

"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor."
– Henry David Thoreau

"Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself."
– unknown

"Passion makes the old medicine new; Passion lops off the bough of weariness.
Passion is the elixer that renews; How can there be weariness when Passion is present?
Oh, don't sigh heavily from fatigue: Seek Passion, seek Passion, seek Passion!"
– Maulana Jalalu'ddin Rumi

"Choice is the engine of our evolution."
– Gary Zukav
from Thoughts from the Seat of the Soul

"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them."
– George Bernard Shaw

"We should write an elegy for every day that has slipped through our lives unnoticed and unappreciated. Better still, we should write a song of Thanksgiving for all the days that remain—now that we know how to cherish them."
– Sarah Ban Breathnach

"While we are postponing, life speeds by."
– Seneca

"If I had my life to live over, I would perhaps have more actual troubles but I'd have fewer imaginary ones."
– Don Herold

"The older I get the less store I put by what is thought, and the more I try to listen for what is written on the wind."
– unknown

"Life is change… Growth is optional… Choose wisely…"
– Karen Kaiser Clark

"By deliberately changing the internal image of reality, people can change the world."
– Willis Harman

"The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions — the little, soon-forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment."
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"I awake in the morning, torn between a desire to save the world, and a desire to savor the world. That makes it hard to plan the day."
– E.H. White

"While everything around me is ever changing, ever dying, there is underlying that change a living power that is changeless, that holds all together, that creates, dissolves and recreates…. For I can see in the midst of death, life persists, in the midst of untruth, truth persists, in the midst of darkness, light persists."
– Mahatma Gandhi

"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
– Nelson Mandela

"There is no beginning and there is no end therefore…. "time" …does not exist."
– Blue Star, The Pleiadian

"Our capacity to choose changes constantly with our practice of life. The longer we continue to make the wrong decisions, the more our heart hardens; the more often we make the right decision, the more our heart softens – or better perhaps, comes alive. …Each step in life which increases my self-confidence, my integrity, my courage, my conviction also increases my capacity to choose the desirable alternative, until eventually it becomes more difficult for me to choose the undesirable rather than the desirable action. On the other hand, each act of surrender and cowardice weakens me, opens the path for more acts of surrender, and eventually freedom is lost."

"Between the extreme when I can no longer do a wrong act and the extreme when I have lost my freedom to right action, there are innumerable degrees of freedom of choice. In the practice of life the degree of freedom to choose is different at any given moment. If the degree of freedom to choose the good is great, it needs less effort to choose the good. If it is small, it takes a great effort, help from others, and favorable circumstances….Most people fail in the art of living not because they are inherently bad or so without will that they cannot lead a better life; they fail because they do not wake up and see when they stand at a fork in the road and have to decide. They are not aware when life asks them a question, and when they still have alternative answers. Then with each step along the wrong road it becomes increasingly difficult for them to admit that they are on the wrong road, often only because they have to admit that they must go back to the first wrong turn, and must accept the fact that they have wasted energy and time."
– Erich Fromm
From The Heart of Man:
Its Genius for Good and Evil

"What you are thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
writer and philosopher

"If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
if I can ease one life the aching, or cool one pain.
Or help one fainting robin into his nest again,
I shall not live in vain."
– Emily Dickinson

"Many live in the ivory tower called reality; they never venture on the open sea of thought."
-Francois Gautier
(1950- )

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs.
Ask yourself what makes you come alive,
and then go do that.
Because what the world needs
is people who have come alive."
– Harold Thurman Whitman

"Youthfulness is about how you live, not when you were born."
– Karl Lagerfeld

"It's a shallow life that doesn't give a person a few scars."
– Garrison Keillor
radio host and author

"A human being is a part of the whole, called by us "Universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security."
– Albert Einstein
quoted in H Eves
Mathematical Circles Adieu
(Boston 1977)

"When I rise up
let me rise up joyful
like a bird."

"When I fall
let me fall without regret
like a leaf."
– Wendell Berry

"Ask, and it shall be given you; Seek, and ye shall find;
Knock, and it shall be opened unto you."
– Jesus of Nazareth

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.""
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be;
Your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil."
– James Allen
As A Man Thinketh

"Watch your thoughts; they become your words.
Watch your words; they become your actions.
Watch your actions; they become your habits.
Watch your habits; they become your character.
Watch your character for it will become your destiny."
– Rabbi Hillel

"Each step of the journey is the journey."
– Zen aphorism

"Shoot for the moon.
Even if you miss it
you will land among the stars."
– Les Brown

"Life is a song – sing it.
Life is a game – play it.
Life is a challenge – meet it.
Life is a dream – realize it.
Life is a sacrifice – offer it.
Life is love – enjoy it."
– Sai Baba

"It is the familiar that usually eludes us in life. What is before our nose is what we see last."
– William Barrett

"Until we lose ourselves, there is no hope of finding ourselves."
– Henry Miller

"I Didn't Know"

"When the lotus opened, I didn't notice and went away empty-handed.
Only now and again do I suddenly sit up from my dreams to smell a strange fragrance.
It comes on the south wind, a vague hint that makes me ache with longing,
like the eager breath of summer wanting to be completed.
I didn't know what was so near, or that it was mine.
This perfect sweetness blossoming in the depths of my heart."
– Rabindranath Tagore
poet, philosopher, author, songwriter,
painter, educator, composer,
Former Poet Laureate of India
Nobel Prize 1928

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it."
– Upton Sinclair

"Bless a thing and it will bless you. Curse it and it will curse you. . . If you bless a situation, it has no power to hurt you, and even if it is troublesome for a time, it will gradually fade out, if you sincerely bless it."
– Emmet Fox

"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today, let us begin."
– Mother Teresa

"Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich."
-Sarah Bernhardt
French actress

"Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul."
– Samuel Ullman

"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart. And try to love the questions themselves."
– Rainer Maria Rilke

"To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and
refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy,
not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart;
to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions,
hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious,
grow up through the common–this is my symphony."
– William Henry Channing
clergyman, reformer

"The real tragedy is the tragedy of the man who never in his life braces himself for his one supreme effort, who never stretches to his full capacity, never stands up to his full stature."
– Arnold Bennett

"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds."
– Francis Bacon

"The human understanding is like a false mirror, which, receiving rays irregularly, distorts and discolours the nature of things by mingling its own nature with it."
– Francis Bacon
Novum Organum

"If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties."
Francis Bacon
The Advancement of Learning

"Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life."
– Sophia Loren
Italian Actress

"We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations."
– Anais Nin

"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
First Nations warrior and orator

"Everything that people create is a projection of what's inside them."
– Stuart Lichtman

"Remember: Life is a work of art in progress, whose quality depends on the brush strokes we apply to it."
– Jorge R. Rebagliati

"The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials."
– Chinese Proverb

"Look to this day…for yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision… but today well-lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope."
– Ancient Sanskrit Poem

"Every action of our lives touches some chord that will vibrate in eternity."
– Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"We write to taste life twice."
– Anais Nin

"Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves."
– Nathaniel Branden

"Never bear more than one trouble at a time. Some people bear three kinds – all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have."
– Edward Everett Hale
clergyman and author

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

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Drama is life with the dull bits cut out."
– Alfred Hitchcock

"The inhabitants are no more than transitory tenants of the land, who cultivate it and are nourished from its yield during the short span of the body's residence on earth. People die, but the earth remains the property of God."
– Bali Temple

"What a strange machine man is! You fill him with bread, wine, fish, and radishes, and out comes sighs, laughter, and dreams."
– Nikos Kazantzakis
poet and novelist

"We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within."
– Earl Nightingale

"Compared to what we ought to be, we are only half awake. Our fires are dampened, our drafts are checked, we are making use of only a small part of our mental and physical resources."
– William James

"I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive."
– Joseph Campbell

"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived."
– unknown

"Reality is above all else a variable, and nobody is qualified to say that he or she knows what it is. As a matter of fact, with a firm enough commitment, you can sometimes create a reality which did not exist before."
– Margaret Halsey

"You are never too old to be what you might have been."
– George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

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

"A musician must make music,an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What we can be, we must be."
– Abraham Maslow

"Life is an heroic adventure or nothing at all. Only those who risk are free."
– Helen Keller

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe."
– Anatole Franc

"Know thyself, this is the great object."
– Lucius Seneca
Roman 4BC-AD65

"He who knows himself knows others."
– Caleb Cotton
( 1780-1832)

"Happy the man, happy he alone who can call today his own. He who secure within, can say tomorrow do thy worst for I have lived today."
– Horace Roman

"To live is not merely to breathe, it is to act, to make use of our organs, senses and faculties, of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence."
– Jean Jacques Rousseau

"There are two tragedies in life, one is to lose your hearts desire, the other is to gain it."
– Shaw

"Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow is only a vision, but today well lived makes yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope Look well therefore to this day, such is the salutation to the dawn."
– Kalidasa
Indian dramatist

"To laugh often and love much;
to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children;
to earn the approbation of honest citizens
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others;
to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better,
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived —
this is to have succeeded."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The most powerful thing you can do to change the world is to change your own beliefs about the nature of life, people, and reality to something more positive… and begin to act accordingly."
– Shakti Gawain

"Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes.
Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it,
than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to,
everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate, or despise,
serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil,
can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind.
Every moment is a golden one for him [or her] who has the vision to recognize it as such."
– Henry Miller
American playwright

"Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be!"
-Miguel de Cervantes

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us "universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
– Albert Einstein

"Things that will destroy us:
Politics without principle,
Pleasure without conscience,
Wealth without work,
Knowledge without character,
Business without morality,
Science without humanity,
Worship without sacrifice."
– Mahatma Gandhi

"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
philosopher and teacher 

(c. 551-478 BCE)

"He who keeps his face towards the sun, will find that the shadows fall behind him."
– old First Nations saying

"Treat people as if they were what they should be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming."
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
poet, dramatist, novelist, and philosopher

"You will find, as you look back upon your life,
That the moments when you really lived
Are the moments when you have done things
in the spirit of love…."
– Henry Drummond

"I was asking myself why I was having these obstacles in my life… then I suddenly became aware that these obstacles were my life, and I began to enjoy them."
– John Kanary
Breaking Through Limitations

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

"Our life is frittered away by detail….
Simplify, simplify."
– Henry David Thoreau

"We are not victims of the world we see, we are victims of the way we see the world!"
– Dennis Kucinich
US Congressperson and
2004 Presidential Candidate

"You suppose you are the trouble, but you are the cure

You suppose that you are the lock on the door
But you are the key that opens it
It's too bad that you want to be someone else
You don't see your own face, your own beauty
Yet, no face is more beautiful than yours."
– Maulana Jelaluddin Rumi
Sufi mystic and poet

"Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation…"
– James Allen

"Keep my word positive. Words become my behaviors. Keep my behaviors positive. Behaviors become my habits. Keep my habits positive. Habits become my values. Keep my values positive. Values become my destiny."
– Mahatma Gandhi

"A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company."
– Charles Evans Hughes

"Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds."
– George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

"And a man said, Speak to us of Self-Knowledge.

And he answered, saying:
Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.
But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart's knowledge.
You would know in words that which you have always known in thought.
You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams.

And it is well you should.
The hidden well-spring of your soul must needs rise and run murmuring to the sea;
And the treasure of your infinite depths would be revealed to your eyes.
But let there be no scales to weigh your unknown treasure;
And seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line.
For self is a sea boundless and measureless.

Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth."
Say not, "I have found the path of the soul."
Say rather, "I have met the soul walking upon my path."
For the soul walks upon all paths.
The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.
The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals."
– Kahlil Gibran
The Prophet

"There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way."
– C.S. Lewis

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
– Alan Kay

"Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could; Some blunders and absurdities crept in; Forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
writer and philosopher

"Your role is to utilize the Energy. That's why you exist. You are an Energy-flowing being, a focuser, a perceiver. You are a Creator. There is not anything worse in all of the Universe to do than to come forth into the environment of great contrast where desire is born easily and not allow Energy to flow to your desire. That is a true squandering of life."
– Abraham-Hicks

"The world is a looking glass, and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face."
– William Makepeace Thackeray

"Be who you are and say what you feel,
because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind."
– Dr. Seuss

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You're on your own,and you know what you know.
And you will be the guy who'll decide where you'll go."
– Dr. Seuss

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man."
– Heraclitus
(540-470 BCE)

"Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use."
– Charles Schulz

"If you are planning for one year, grow rice. If you are planning for 20 years, grow trees. If you are planning for centuries, grow men."
– Chinese proverb

"The three wishes of every person; to be healthy, to be rich by honest means, and to be beautiful."
– Plato

"Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go."
– T.S. Elliot

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
writer and philosopher

"We can throw stones,
complain about them,
stumble on them,
climb over them,
or build with them."
– William Arthur Ward

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
– Albert Einstein

"When any one of us is aligned with our purpose, there is an inexhaustible source of energy.
Once you're aligned with your purpose, the energy is always there to do whatever you need.
You never get tired, and you do everything with a sense of joy. It's actually effortless… it's a flow."
– Dennis Kucinich
2004 Presidential Candidate

"You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame."
– Erica Jong

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."
– Bertrand Russell
philosopher, mathematician, and author

"There are three ingredients to the good life; learning, earning, and yearning."
-Christopher Morley

"You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety."
– Abraham Maslow

"Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed."
– Natalie Clifford Barney
American Author

"A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday."
– Alexander Pope

"Our greatest example we can give anyone, is our life working for us."
– Karen K. Truman

"What lies before us and what lies behind us is nothing compared to what lies within us."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."
– Bertrand Russell
philosopher, mathematician and writer

"A pattern that others made
may prevail in the world …
however, following THAT thread
we may miss our OWN Design!"
– unknown

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."
– Charles Darwin
naturalist and author

"I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them,
water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom,
till you yourself burst into bloom."
– Clarissa Pinkola Estes

"Other men are lenses through which we read our own minds."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough."
– Charles Dudley Warner
editor and author

"The seeds of joy and freedom are buried deep in our consciousness.
If we do not water these seeds, peace will never be obtained.
We run away from ourselves because we do not want to touch our pain,
suffering, anger, or despair.
In today's society, everything encourages us to run away from ourselves
and look outside for happiness.
So it is important for us to learn to embrace our pain, anger, and fear
in a very tender way,
to accept them, and to make our peace with them.
The energy of mindfulness will help us.
When we do this,a transformation takes place and we touch
the deep peace, joy, and stability that are within us."
– Thich Nhat Hanh
Voices from the Heart

"Live every moment of your life as if it were precious and irreplaceable, as indeed it is, with goodwill and love in your heart, and good works as your guiding light and aim. Face fears with the light heartedness of a child, and chase rainbows for no reason but joy; take delight when you discover the pot of gold meant just for you. Live thusly and your life's journey will be as a sweet dream, cherished and most dear."
– Stefan Ingannamorte

"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans."
– John Lennon
Beatle, visionary

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."
– Robert Brault

"The outer situation is always a reflection of the collective inner situation."
– Peace Pilgrim

"Hold life lightly and it will deliver what you need and release what you don't.

Preparing to live is not living. Don't miss this moment –it's all you ever dreamed of.

Rather than seeking to get rid of people who are unkind to you or import those who will adore you, recognize your deep deservingness to be with people you love.

The purpose of an adventure is not where you end up; it is what you discover along the way..

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

"Count no day lost in which you waited your turn, took only your share and
sought advantage over no one."
– Robert Brault

"Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy."
– Denis Waitley

"Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience."
– Denis Waitley

"I hold it true that thoughts are things;
They're endowed with bodies and breath and wings
And that we send them forth to fill the world with good results, or ill.
That which we call or secret thought speeds forth to earth's remotest spot,
Laving its blessings or its woes like tracks behind it as it goes.
We build our future, thought by thought,
For good or ill, yet know it not
Yet, so the universe was wrought.
Thought is another name for fate;
Choose, then, thy destiny and wait,
For love brings love and hate brings hate."
– Henry Van Dyke

"There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar: it keeps the mind nimble, it kills prejudice, and it fosters humor."
– George Santayana, philosopher

"Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them."
– Anonymous

"Do noble deeds, don’t dream them all day long,
And so make life, death and that vast forever
One grand sweet Song!"
– Jean Archer


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