One day we will wake up and find out we are family.
Desmond Tutu… Read the rest
One day we will wake up and find out we are family.
One day we will wake up and find out we are family.
Desmond Tutu… Read the rest
-Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
-Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.
-One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine with only interests.
-If mankind minus … Read the rest
-We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.
-You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.
-I’m seventeen and I’m crazy. My uncle says the two always go together. When people ask your age, he said, always … Read the rest
-It’s amazing what you can get done when you don’t care who gets the credit.
-It’s what you learn after you know everything that counts.
-Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you … Read the rest
You are now in control of your life. You see, the ego is never in control. The ego is controlled by wishes for comfort and convenience on the part of the body, by demands of the mind, and by outbursts … Read the rest
-The purpose of religion is not to satisfy the needs we feel but to create in us the need of serving ends of which we otherwise remain oblivious.
-Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with … Read the rest
If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.
Hal Borland… Read the rest
-Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.
-I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who, by all laws of logic, should never have made it. At each stage of my career, … Read the rest
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.
John Barton … Read the rest
It is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed.
Vida D. Scudder… Read the rest
The big issue of our times is surely not the absence of a set of common values in a multicultural society. It is rather a battle between people who believe in something and those who believe in nothing: not in … Read the rest
-True humor is fun – it does not put down, kid, or mock. It makes people feel wonderful, not separate, different, and cut off. True humor has beneath it the understanding that we are all in this together.
-Unless I … Read the rest
It flows thru
the death of me
like a river
Gregory Corso… Read the rest
-A Hebrew phrase that means to help repair the world every day, by mending what you are able to of what is in disrepair within you and near you. To do this to the best of your ability … Read the rest
-A goal is a dream with a deadline.
-Action is the real measure of intelligence.
-All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
-All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the … Read the rest
People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.
David H. Comins… Read the rest
-Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.
-All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
-More unhappiness comes from this source than from any other – … Read the rest
-Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
-We are continually faced with great opportunities which are brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems.
-No society that … Read the rest
Cowardice asks the question, Is it safe? Expediency asks the question, Is it politic? Vanity asks the question, Is it popular? But conscience asks the question, Is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position … Read the rest
-If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.
Rachel … Read the rest
-I’ve done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not.
-Your life story would not make a good book. Don’t even try.
-Contrary to what many of you might imagine, a career … Read the rest
-Your constant utilization of thought to give continuity to your separate self is ‘you’. There is nothing there inside you other than that.
U.G. Krishnamurti… Read the rest
-My theory is that all of Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.
Mike Myers… Read the rest
-Dressing up is inevitably a substitute for good ideas. It is no coincidence that technically inept business types are known as “suits”.
Paul Graham… Read the rest
-Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them – every day begin the task anew.
-Do not wish to be anything
but … Read the rest
-It is very strange that the years teach us patience – that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.
Elizabeth Taylor… Read the rest
Let nothing disturb thee,
Nothing affright thee;
All things are passing;
God never changeth;
Saint Theresa… Read the rest
-The way we distinguish ourselves is by showing our individuality.
Elisa Camahort… Read the rest
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton… Read the rest
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We … Read the rest
To want to be what one can be is purpose in life.
Cynthia Ozick… Read the rest
-It might make one in love with death, to be buried in so sweet a place.
-The great instrument of moral good is the imagination.
Percy Bysshe Shelley… Read the rest
When a thing is done, it’s done. Don’t look back. Look forward to your next objective.
George C. Marshall… Read the rest
-This is the test of your manhood: How much is there left in you after you have lost everything outside of yourself?
-All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal … Read the rest
One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
their bad advice–
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my … Read the rest
Trouble is part of your life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough.
Dinah Shore… Read the rest
-It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life, and if you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin.
Katharine … Read the rest
Politics, as it turned out, lent itself admirably to storytelling. Where else can you find such a mix of greed, power, lust, conspiracy, sacrifice and secrecy?
Val Sears… Read the rest
-I must Create a System or be enslav’d by another Man’s.
-If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
-The most sublime act is to set another before you.
-To see a … Read the rest
The Muse’s friend, tea does our fancy aid, / Repress those vapours which the head invade, / And keep the palace of the soul serene, / Fit on her birthday to salute the Queen.
Edmund Waller (1606-87) … Read the rest
-Profound joy of heart is like a magnet that indicates the path of life. One has to follow it even though one enters into a way full of difficulties.
-Death is not a problem if you have lived first.
-The … Read the rest
-Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
Chief Seattle… Read the rest
-Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
-When people are serving, life is no longer meaningless.
-We are continually faced … Read the rest
-The 8 elements that make up an enjoyable experience (this fits for activities all the way from reading to Ultimate Frisbee!):
-There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: Those who are afraid to try themselves, and those who are afraid that you will succeed.
Ray Goforth… Read the rest
Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.
Joe Paterno … Read the rest
I don’t own a cell phone or a pager. I just hang around everyone I know, all the time. If someone wants to get a hold of me, they just say ‘Mitch,’ and I say ‘what?’ and turn my head … Read the rest
-A wise man knows that he has only one enemy-himself. This is an enemy difficult to ignore and full of cunning. It assails one with doubts and fears.
-Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading … Read the rest
-Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
-Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the … Read the rest
I don’t think success is harmful, as so many people say. Rather, I believe it indispensable to talent, if for nothing else than to increase the talent.
Jeanne Moreau… Read the rest
-A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.
Arthur Golden… Read the rest
-The link between belief and behavior raises the stakes considerably. Some propositions are so dangerous that it may even be ethical to kill people for believing them. This may seem an extraordinary claim, but it merely enunciates an ordinary fact … Read the rest
-What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give.
P. D. James… Read the rest
-If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.
Frank Wilczek… Read the rest
-Any war that requires the suspension of reason as a necessity for support is a bad war.
-There is no greater importance in all the world like knowing you are right and that the wave of the world is wrong, … Read the rest
-I often wish… that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
-Indifference may not wreck a man’s life … Read the rest
Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.
Wendell Johnson… Read the rest
-It takes one a long time to become young.
-When I work I relax; doing nothing or entertaining visitors makes me tired.
-When it comes right down to it, all you have is your self. Your Self is a sun … Read the rest
-Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected from happening.
Barbara Tober… Read the rest
A shot poorly played should be a shot irrevocably lost.
Henry C. Fownes… Read the rest
-Most of the basic truths of life sound absurd at first hearing.
Elizabeth Goudge… Read the rest
You are not what you own.
Fugazi, American rock band… Read the rest
-I love life…Yeah, I’m sad, but at the same time, I’m really happy that something could make me feel that sad. It’s like…It makes me feel alive, you know. It makes me feel human. The only way I could feel … Read the rest
-I detest life-insurance agents; they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so.
-Newspapermen learn to call a murderer ‘an alleged murderer’ and the King of England ‘the alleged King of England’ to avoid libel suits.… Read the rest
Let my mind become silent,
And my thoughts come to rest.
I want to be
All that is before me.
I become everything.
Joseph Cornell… Read the rest
-Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a mustache: You won’t be able to find it. But when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you.
Ajahn Chah… Read the rest
People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.
Leo J. Burke… Read the rest
Excessive clutter and disorganization are often symptoms of a bigger health problem. People who have suffered an emotional trauma or a brain injury often find housecleaning an insurmountable task. Attention deficit disorder, depression, chronic pain and grief can prevent people … Read the rest
-Like its politicians and its wars, society has the teenagers it deserves.
-The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up … Read the rest
Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.
Hosea Ballou… Read the rest
Appreciation can make a day–even change a life, Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
Margaret Cousins… Read the rest
-When choosing between two evils I always like to take the one I’ve never tried before.
-When I’m good I’m very good, but when I’m bad I’m better.
-A hard man… is good to find
-It’s not the men in … Read the rest
-Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
-I pay very little regard…to what any young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that … Read the rest
-Art has never been made while thinking of art.
Niko Stumpo… Read the rest
-The purpose of life is to serve other people. To do something of benefit for other people. From that point of view, a difficulty is really a great opportunity.
-If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you … Read the rest
The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.
Frances Willard… Read the rest
-Throughout all my years of investing, I’ve found that the money was never made in the buying or the selling. The big money was made in the waiting.
Jesse Livermore… Read the rest
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Stephen King … Read the rest
What we have to do is to be forever curiously testing new opinions and courting new impressions.
Walter Pater… Read the rest
-Something unknown is doing we don’t know what.
-We are bits of stellar matter that got cold by accident, bits of a star gone wrong.
-Life would be stunted and narrow if we could feel no significance in the world … Read the rest
-Do you call yourself free? I want to hear your ruling idea, and not that you have escaped from a yoke.
-Is not life a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?
-One must still have chaos in … Read the rest
Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves.
Gene Fowler… Read the rest
-Nothing is terrible except fear itself.
-A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
-Some men covet knowledge out of a natural curiosity and inquisitive temper; some to entertain the mind with variety and delight; some for ornament … Read the rest
-There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.
Celia Thaxter… Read the rest
-Getting and spending we lay waste our powers.
-All that we behold is full of blessings.
-My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I … Read the rest
I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.
Persian Proverbs… Read the rest
-The secret of all success is to know how to deny yourself. Prove that you can control yourself, and you are an educated man; and without this all other education is good for nothing.
R. D. Hitchcock… Read the rest
Those with a vested interest in economic growth will probably build a strawman of the steady state revolution, portraying it as an emotionally driven attempt to enforce one set of morals on the rest of society. Such a portrayal will … Read the rest
-Don’t confuse being ‘soft’ with seeing the other guy’s point of view.
George Bush… Read the rest
Machines take me by surprise with great frequency.
Alan Turing… Read the rest
-Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories.
John Wilmot… Read the rest