Quotes archive

“Our deepest fears are like dragons guarding our deepest treasures.”

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
Henry David Thoreau

“Above all things, reverence yourself.”
Pythagoras

“At the center of your being you have the answer. You know who you are and you know what you want.”
Lao-Tzu

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

“A man can remain safe spiritually if he refrains from attachment to any of his experiences.”
Robert A. Johnson

“Perhaps one of the true and lasting definitions of friendship is to be loved by powerful others in an aura of forgiveness, gratitude and understanding.”

“Judge each day not by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you sow.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

“Do exactly what you would do if you felt most secure.”
Meister Eckhart

“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always seems to be doing both.”

“All our power, all our happiness consists in our reception of the soul’s hints, which ever become clearer and grander as they are obeyed.”
Emerson

“The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.”
Minquass indians

“Love is blind; marriage restores vision.”

“When I grow up, I want to be either a heart surgeon or Elmo.”
Brett Gronda, age 4

“Love not only lasts forever, it needs only a second to come about.”
H. Nowen, “The wounded healer”

“Great people are ordinary people with extraordinary amounts of determination.”

“And what is as important as knowledge?” asked the mind.
“Caring and seeing with the heart”, answered the soul.
Flavia

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy… the moment one becomes committed, then providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision to commit, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen events which no one would have dreamed of… whatever you want to do, begin ! Boldness has genius, power and magic. Begin now!”
Goethe

“My heart is ever at your service.”
William Shakespeare

“Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; hate less, love more; and all good things will be yours.”
Swedish proverb

An Indian brave came to a medicine man and told him, “Inside me there is a continuous battle between a white dog and a black dog.” The medicine man thought for a moment, and told the brave, “The white dog will win.” Why is that ?” asked the brave. “Because.” answered the teacher, “you will feed the white dog.”

“The quality of a man’s life is directly proportional to his commitment to excellence.”

“Glory in all facets and pleasures and beauty which the world reveals to you.”
Helen Keller

“He jests at scars who never felt a wound.”
William Shakespeare

“The success of your treatment depends upon which one is the doctor.”

“Open thy mouth wide and I will fill it.”
Psalms 81, 10

“The universe surrenders to the spirit of play.”

“I am the beloved place where God stands forth in the world as myself.”
Anonymous

“Anything not worth doing is worth not doing well.”

“I’ve learned that on your birthday, you cannot have the penguin from the zoo.”
Bobby Nolte, age 10

“Sometimes you just need to take a nap and get over it.”

“When I see you, my eyes turn into little hearts.”
Cameron Koch, age 4

“Work is worship.”

“Love is an act of endless forgiveness , a tender look which becomes a habit.”
Peter Ustinov

“We are what we pretend to be, so we should be careful of what we pretend to be.”
Kurt Vonnegut

“It’s a funny thing about life; but if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.”
W. Somerset Maughan

“Awake, awake; put on thy strength…”
Isaiah, 52:1

“The mature person: heart firm as a stone, heart as strong as the trunk of a tree. Noble face, wise face; Owner of his/her face, owner of his/her heart. The mature person: Noble face, firm heart.”
Aztec proverb

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

“Vision is a hope beyond the restriction of the present.”

“Argue for your limitations and sure enough they’re yours.”
Richard Bach

“There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.”
General George S. Patton

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
Lao Tse

“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”

As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, so to yield with life solves the insoluble. It is said, “There’s a way where there’s a will”, but in life ripen and then fall, will is not the way at all: Deny the way of life and you are dead.
Lao-Tzu

“Acceptance, submission, surrender – whatever one chooses to call it, this mental shift may be the master key that unlocks healing.”

Rediscovering your power

“So often in life it is our desire to be loved and we tend to fall victim to our own making. we try so hard to be the best wife, mother, father, child, employer,lover or friend. because we believe it is what is expected in order to have the love of someone else, we compromise who we truly are. For the most part we do this on an unconscious level, and we are totally unaware of our behavior. after awhile, our behavior becomes second nature  and days fall into years  as we continually try to live up to their image of us. Eventually, we find ourselves depressed and unhappy about life  and unfulfilled in our dreams. at this point,  it is difficult to trace back to the why and how we feel this way.

Not only have we given our power and a piece of ourselves to to these people but more important, we have not been true to who we are. We have left our centerness and given away a part of our beautiful self-wholeness. Unfortunately, we can never be truly happy until we live our own lives…”
James van Praagh

“Our own life is the instrument with which we experiment with the truth.”
Thich Nhat Hahan

“If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.”
Wu-Men

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