Life is so constructed that the event
does not, cannot, will not,
match the expectation.
~ Charlotte Bronte ~
Sometimes it is more important
to discover what one cannot do,
than what one can do.
~ Lin Yutang ~
What allows us, as human beings,
to psychologically survive life on earth,
with all of its pain, drama, and challenges,
is a sense of purpose and meaning.
~ Barbara De Angelis ~
The white light streams down to be broken up
by those human prisms
into all the colors of the rainbow.
Take your own color in the pattern
and be just that.
~ Charles R. Brown ~
Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.
~ Anne Sexton ~
There are no rules. Just follow your heart.
~ Robin Williams ~
If you do not express your own original ideas,
if you do not listen to your own being,
you will have betrayed yourself.
~ Rollo May ~
The most important fact about Spaceship Earth:
an instruction book didn’t come with it.
~ R. Buckminster Fuller ~
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
~ Jonathan Kozel ~
None of us knows what the next change is going to be,
what unexpected opportunity is just around the corner,
waiting to change all the tenor of our lives.
~ Kathleen Norris ~
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile
the moment a single man contemplates it,
bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~
What one has, one ought to use;
and whatever he does,
he should do with all his might.
~ Cicero ~
The young do not know enough to be prudent,
and therefore they attempt the impossible –
and achieve it, generation after generation.
~ Pearl S. Buck ~
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
The mind is everything. What we think, we become.
~ Buddha ~
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.
~ St. Francis de Sales ~
I think, what has this day brought me,
and what have I given it?
~ Henry Moore ~
A day dawns, quite like other days;
in it, a single hour comes,
quite like other hours;
but in that day and in that hour
the chance of a lifetime faces us.
~ Maltbie D. Babcock ~
The present contains all that there is.
It is holy ground;
for it is the past, and it is the future.
~ Alfred North Whitehead ~
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton,
you may as well make it dance.
~ George Bernard Shaw ~
Time is a flowing river. Happy those who allow themselves
to be carried, unresisting, with the current.
They float through easy days.
They live, unquestioning, in the moment.
~ Christopher Morley ~