Suffering raises up those souls that are truly great;
it is only small souls that are made mean-spirited by it.
~ Alexandra David-Neel ~
It had been my repeated experience
that when you say to life calmly and firmly,
“I trust you, do what you must,”
life had an uncanny way
of responding to your need.
~ Olga Ilyin ~
Find something you’re passionate about
and keep tremendously interested in it.
~ Julia Child ~
The most important single ingredient
in the formula of success
is knowing how to get along with people.
~ Theodore Roosevelt ~
It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them,
more strength to relate to people than to dominate them,
more “manhood” to abide by thought-out principles
rather than blind reflex.
Toughness is in the soul and spirit,
not in muscles and an immature mind.
~ Alex Karras ~
In the face of uncertainty,
there is nothing wrong with hope.
~ Bernie S. Siegel ~
In my experience,
there is only one motivation,
and that is desire.
No reasons or principle contain it
or stand against it.
~ Jane Smiley ~
God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
~ Reinhold Niebuhr ~
No one can defeat us
unless we first defeat ourselves.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower ~
Time is the one thing that can never be retrieved.
~ C.R. Lawton ~
Why do some people always see beautiful skies
and grass and lovely flowers and incredible human beings,
while others are hard-pressed to find anything
or any place that is beautiful?
~ Leo Buscaglia ~
Blessed are those who
can give without remembering
and take without forgetting.
~ Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco ~
Joy is what happens to us
when we allow ourselves to recognize
how good things really are.
~ Marianne Williamson ~
Each day comes bearing its own gifts.
Untie the ribbons.
~ Ruth Ann Schabacker ~
Joy comes not through possession or ownership
but through a wise and loving heart.
~ Buddha ~
The art of being happy
lies in the power of
from common things.
~ Henry Ward Beecher ~
You are never too old
to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
~ C.S. Lewis ~
Give the world the best you have
and the best will come back to you.
~ Madeline Bridges ~
Happiness is not a state to arrive at,
but a manner of traveling.
~ Margaret Lee Runbeck ~
Be great in act,
as you have been in thought.
~ William Shakespeare ~